Nicolas Scheuer and The Nashville Ballet

Hey all! Read on to hear about my day with Nashville’s very own Romeo, Nicolas Scheuer of the Nashville Ballet!

Going into this shoot, I had zero knowledge of dance or ballet, but boy was I excited! I was asked by Out & About Nashville if I could get a cover shot for their upcoming September issue to which I agreed and set a date to shoot.

On shoot day, Nicolas Scheuer was just a month away from hitting the stage of TPAC donned as Romeo Montague in the Nashville Ballet’s production of Shakespeares tragedy, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. When my assistant and I arrived, we were greeted and given a tour of the facility (everyone was very welcoming) and then shown to our designated rehearsal space where we had just 30 minutes to set-up, an hour to shoot and 30-minutes to break down. Our limited time was due to Nic’s super tight rehearsal schedule so we were just happy to snag him for a bit haha.

Nicolas was a natural in front of the camera and an absolute pleasure to work with! His dedication focus was so amazing to watch and he was able to hit every pose as called for, repeatedly, without missing a beat. Nick Mullikin, the ballet’s artistic director, was there to give dance instruction and approve of Nic’s posture and overall images. For an hour straight, Nicolas leaped and bounded without tiring or taking a break. The way he took direction and was able to instantly give us all of the shots and poses we needed was just astounding.

A huge thank you to The Nashville Ballet and Nicolas Scheuer (Follow him on Instagram HERE) for an awesome shoot and for putting on a wonderful production this past weekend. Thank you to Out & About Nashville for the opportunity to shoot your cover story. If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up your copy of this months issue on newsstands now!

-Cody

Assisted by Colby Woods