New York City based photographer Erin Baiano grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where she attended the Center School and La Guardia High School for academic study and Ballet Hispanico and School of American Ballet for dance training. She was a member of American Ballet theater for six years. After retiring from dance she was mentored by culture photographer Paul Kolnik and studied photojournalism at the International Center of Photography. She has had two solo exhibitions of dance photography: "Still Motion" at Rutgers University's Mabel Smith Douglass Library and "VIDF x 3" at the Vail International Dance Festival in Vail, Colorado. Erin's work has been published in Vanity Fair, Time Out NY, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine and various other publications. She is a regular contributor to Dance Spirit Magazine and the Styles and Culture sections of The New York Times. Clients include New York City Ballet, The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the JKO School, Manhattan Youth Ballet, The Collegiate Chorale, Beauty.com, The Aspen Institute, The Vail International Dance Festival, The Irish Arts Center NY, and others.