Photo Cred: Dawn WolfHello, I’m Victoria O’Dell. I am a photographer and dancer, I do all types of dance (ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, musical theater, flamenco & some ballroom.) I’ve been dancing my whole life. I started at age 4 when my mother enrolled me in ballet classes. I hated it at first but in my first recital I fell in love with the thirl of the stage, I have adored performing and dancing since. I currently am dancing with Lori Ladwig at St Augustine Dance Conservatory’s Senior Company. In the past, I’ve danced with Mindi Mende at East Coast Ballet, Luis Abella at St Augustine Ballet, & Dawn Wolf at Ponte Vedra Ballet & Dance Company. As a little girl, I dreamed of being a professional ballerina, I still reach for those dreams. My inspiration is the lovely Anna Pavlova, a famous prima ballerina from the 1800s. She was the creator of the modern pointe shoe and is famous for “The Dying Swan”. I have attended summer intensives and workshops with Ad Deum Dance Company and Ballet Magnificat. I have been in several different ballets including The Nutcracker, Peter & the Wolf, Le Corsaire, Paquita, A Christmas Dream & Burning Love. I have a extensive repitoire of ballet variations also including Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty, Kitri from Don Quixote, Little Swans from Swan Lake, Odalisque from Le Corsaire, Esmerelda from La Esmerelda, Gamzatti from La Bayadere, and Pas de Châle from Raymonda.
I also have hope to be in Musical Theater, I have acting experience with the Limelight Theater and I have taken lessons from local teacher Heather Corry. I also have some voice experience I have taken lessons from opera singer Sarah McMillan and also have been in Guys And Dolls at Limelight Theater. I studied musical theater under Chelsea Hilding where I learned Hot Honey Rag from Chicago, Steam Heat from The Pjama Game, Cool from West Side Story, I Hope I Get It from A Chorus Line, Tapioca from Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Bottle Dance from The Fiddler On The Roof, Shoeless Joe from Damn Yankees, Bye Bye Birdie, Sing Sing Sing by Bob Fosse and All That Jazz from Chicago. I have also studied under Kate Messenger, Madi Mack and the Flagler College Musical Theater Teacher. I have a love from Bob Fosse musicals!
But aside from my dancing career, I enjoy the laid-back photography world. All my life I have enjoyed taking photos, but not until recently have i realized it was also a passion of mine. I love taking pictures, of anything, everything, people, animals, landscape. I would be willing to do model photo-shoots also.
I have dedicated my company to God, I pray that He blesses it, the people who buy my services & myself. And that this company with always grow and flourish into a beautiful thing. He can use me, my company & my camera to make His plans come true.
I hope you enjoy my pictures, and can find time to hire me in present or future. Thank you very much for your time. God bless.
Victoria O’Dell, owner