Born in London and initially trained as a dancer at Arts Educational School and the Royal Ballet School, Tim's interest in photography began early and continued throughout his dancing career.

A Praktica MTL3 SLR camera given to him by his parents when he was twelve started a lifelong fascination with photography.

In 1988 he joined Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet / Birmingham Royal Ballet and for the next fifteen years performed a wide variety of repertoire in the UK and abroad, being promoted to First Soloist in 1998.

Self-taught in black & white film and print development he was able to make the transition from 35mm film to digital photography, and with the invaluable support and assistance of the Dancers' Career Development establish himself as a leading professional Dance & Theatre Photographer.

Using high-end professional equipment from Nikon, Mamiya, Elinchrom, Strobe Equipment and Quartzcolor, he collaborates with and shoots for individuals, community projects, companies and organisations that both recognise and require the highest quality images of dance and theatre.

Photographic styles shot include Documentary / Reportage, Stage & Rehearsal, Production, Audition Photos, Audition Videos, Portraiture and Studio Photo Shoots.

With full studio facilities for interior studio & exterior location photo shoots he is regularly commissioned across the UK and abroad.

His work regularly appears in major publications and the press.

Tim Cross Portrait