The Story of Your Photographer


Welcome to my dance photography portfolio and thank you for visiting! My name is Brian Balloon. I specialize in portrait and dance photography. I am dedicated to capturing images of you at your best. My initial interest in dance started when I was back in California and took elective courses after college of Jazz Piano and Jazz Dance. I remember I got an "A" out of the classes and that confirmed, to me, that I had some dance potential! But fast forward a couple decades later after a wife and two kids, and it was moreso photography itself that captured my eye. I began with Instagram model photography and progressed to capturing movement and working with ballet and urban dancers around the DFW area. Capturing the lines and movement of a dancer, whether a pose or a leap, or the preparation for a performance, or the mood using just the right light in a shot, that is my goal as your photographer.


My creative history has included being a member of many choirs, including junior high and high school choirs, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Dallas Symphony Chorus, starting my own a cappella group in college, and singing in church groups. Music is a rich part of my history, and so it's fitting that dance also be added to it!


Whether you are a dance school or individual dancer, I encourage you to view my portfolio below and contact me to begin discussing your own personalized shoot today! I am located in Rowlett, TX and serve the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.


I am always seeking to attend workshops and educational shoots to network and improve my dance photography. and am honored to be featured among the best portrait photographers in Dallas, TX by Snappr and to have my dance photography featured in Dance SZN magazine. Now that you know about me, I hope to work with you and to become your dance photographer of choice!

Dance Photography Portfolio

Dance Portrait of Aubrey Stewart
Contemporary Ballet Dallas 2020 Youth Company Ballet Photoshoot
Dance Portrait - Olivia Marsh
Dance Portrait - Kate Blewett
Dance Portrait of Aubrey Stewart
Ribbon Dance Portrait of Aubrey Stewart
Dance Portrait - Aubrey Stewart
Dance Portrait of Alexandra Farber
Dance Portrait of Alexandra Farber
Dance Portrait of Alexandra Farber
Dance Portrait of Alexandra Farber

25% off Full Session Special!


For a limited time, to introduce new clients to Balloon Photography, I'm offering 25% off our normal price for a full session portrait or dance photoshoot. That's $300 for one normal $400 photoshoot! Simply enter promo code 'NEWCLIENT25' on the "Contact Me" page to take advantage of this limited time offer! Hoping to take great photos with you soon!