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. After retiring from dancing, 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, Vogue, InStyle, W Magazine, New York Magazine and various other publications. She has been a freelance contributor to the Styles and Culture sections of The New York Times since 2006 and is currently the resident photographer for New York City Ballet. She resides in the Hamilton Heights section of Manhattan and recently rescued two cats named Bodhi and Mika.