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Melba’s Dance School Announces Schedule for Dance Photo Exhibit
McAllen, April 1, 2011 – For 52 years, Melba’s Dance has performed at McAllen Civic Center, but this year is different. This is the first year in which professional photographers were hired to shoot Melba’s Dance photos during the rehearsal and performance of Melba’s McAllen Dance Theatre.
“The results exceeded my expectations,” said Melba Huber. “I couldn’t believe the way Emily and Kylie Kinsolving captured the excitement of the performance without using flash. The colors, movements and costumes combine in ways that make for some of the most interesting dance photos I’ve ever seen.”
The Melba’s Dance Photo Exhibit opened to customer enthusiasm at Rio Bank headquarters in McAllen. “Every time I stepped out of the office, I could see in the lobby where our customers were looking at the photos,” said Ford Sasser, president of Rio Bank. “We got a lot of positive comments about it.”
The photo exhibit will be shown at the following locations through June 18:
- BBVA Compass Bank at Nolana and Tenth Street, March 28-April 2
- McAllen Miller International Airport, April 4-17
- Vipers Playoff Game (State Farm Arena), April 12
- McAllen Memorial Library (601 N. Main), April 18-May 1
- Melba’s Dance School (2100 N. Tenth Street), May 2-5
- Art Walk (Art Village on Main), May 6
- Melba’s Dance School, May 9-13
- McAllen Civic Center Lobby (Melba’s Recital), May 14
- McAllen Convention Center, May16-June 5
For further updates, visit MelbasDance.com.
Although McAllen sisters Emily and Kylie Kinsolving are pursuing careers as freelance photographers in Austin, they rarely ever work together on a shoot. It took their grandmother, Melba Huber, to bring them together to shoot Melba’s McAllen Dance Theatre February show. Both sisters graduated from McAllen High School.
Emily Kinsolving received her Bachelor's in Photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Upon graduating, she has continued working for the university photographing events. Aside from university events, her work ranges from editorial photography to weddings to dance portraiture. Her personal and most recent work focuses on macro photography in nature.
“I have been shooting photos ever since I got my hands on my first camera at 12 years old,” said Kylie Kinsolving. “My older sister, Emily, picked up photography at a young age as well, which allowed me the pleasure of learning different photography skills from her.
“Mr.Garza, the KMAC teacher, or shall I say genius, never left one detail out in any lesson he began, from start to finish. I learned how to make news packages, report, anchor, green screen, edit, film, make music videos, short films, and documentaries, write scripts, public service announcements, commercials, one shots, and much more.
“I've entered many competitions, in various places, and not once did our team come home empty-handed. This program not only taught me everything I need to know to pursue my dreams, it also taught me responsibility, discipline, extreme motivation, time management, and passion.”
Kylie Kinsolving now works for an Austin event photography company called Unreal360. She shoots multiple concerts, festivals, parties and other events. She has also done portrait photography for Glamour Shots in Austin.
Photographers Emily and Kylie Kinsolving worked together to shoot Melba’s McAllen Dance Theatre February 13 performance at the McAllen Civic Center. The best of their photos are being shown in Melba’s Dance Photo Art Exhibit.
Photographer Emily Kinsolving took this photo of Keemberly Kim in Melba’s McAllen Dance Theatre’s performance of the ballet La Bayadere at the McAllen Civic Center on February 13. This photo is part of the Melba’s Dance Photo Exhibit now being shown at various McAllen locations.
Photograher Kylie Kinsolving took this photo of dancers Matthew Sparks and Barbara Flanagan in flight during Melba’s McAllen Dance Theatre February 13 performance at the McAllen Civic Center. This photo is part of the Melba’s Dance Photo Exhibit now being shown at various McAllen locations.