New York City based photographer Erin Baiano grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. After training at the School of American Ballet she danced in the corps de ballet with American Ballet theater dancing ballets by Twyla Tharp, Agnes de Mille, George Balanchine and Lar Lubovitch as well as the classics. Upon retiring from dance she was was mentored by culture photographer Paul Kolnik and studied photojournalism at the International Center of Photography while also appearing in the films Center Stage, No Such Things and various TV appearances. 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 T Magazine, Vanity Fair, Time Out NY, Vogue, InStyle, W Magazine, New York Magazine and various other publications. She is currently the house photographer for New York City Ballet and The Juilliard School. Other arts clients include the NY Philharmonic, MasterVoices, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre and others. She continues to create fashion and commercial work, most recently photographing the gymnast Simone Biles. She has been a freelance contributor to the Styles and Culture sections of The New York Times since 2006 and is on the Faculty of the School of the New York Times. She is a dedicated climate and animal activist. She resides in Upper Manhattan.