Published On February 11, 2017 | By Raphael Baker | Culture
Contemporary dancers Kareem Anointed Ali and Stephani Kay are art in motion in this photo collection captured by Los Angeles-based photographer Jaan Kristjan Utno.
About the Photographer:
Jaan Kristjan Utno
Born and raised in Estonia, Jaan Kristjan is a photographer and cinematographer working out of Los Angeles, California. Discovering a passion for photography at the age of 14, he continues to make progress. Inspired by the visual arts as an outlet, he continues to learn and express what words alone cannot. Once he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, he moved to the United States and earned an MFA in Cinematography. Jaan continues to make his mark and explore innovation in the creative industry. He has shot multiple short films as director of photography, with his first feature on the horizon waiting for production.
Inspired by life and all creation, Kareem started dancing at the age of 12 with a local dance crew from hometown, Newark, New Jersey. By 16, he knew this is what he would travel the world doing. He also advanced in the dancing competition TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. Inspired by acrobatic martial arts and yoga, he established himself as an all-style spiritual vibrational dancer, and has been working as a professional dancer, actor and live interactive entertainer performing in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
Los Angeles native Stephani Kay is an accomplished performer, trained dancer, acrobat and model. Dancing since the age of four, she has performed on the Aokify America tour, and has worked with such talented acts as Wolfgang Gartner, Waka Flaka and Duffle Bag Divas. She has also worked with companies such as Warner Bros. and Hankook Tires.