Melissa Bartucci is a New York City based artist. A retired professional dancer, she made a transiton to behind the lens, capturing emerging freelance dancers and choreographers of a new era of dance in the 21st century. She is self taught.
Melissa's documentary series, Mientras Yo Viva--As long as I live..gives a personal account of the dual feelings of melencholy and joy she experiences as photographer and as observer in the dance studio. Her series Dancing Perfectly Still gives the viewer an inside view of daily rehearsal life. The studios are humid and gritty, but there is also unmistakeable beauty in the process--long before costumes, make up and audiences.
Melissa's work has been featured in Dance Magazine and The Huffington Post.