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 Videography and Photography Portfolio

Michelle Chaviano

Improvisation Video

Dance Portrait of Alexandra Farber
Jersey McMahon - Competitive Dancer - Photo by Brian Balloon Photography
Ava Matthews - Photo by Brian Balloon Photography
Ava Matthews - Dancer - Photo by Brian Balloon Photography
Dance Portrait of Aubrey Stewart
Dance Portrait - Olivia Marsh
Dance Portrait of Tristan Rodney
Dance Portrait of Alexandra Farber
Dance Portrait - Kate Blewett
Dance Portrait of Caitlyn Steele
Dance Portrait of Tristan Rodney