Angela Sterling trained at Boston Ballet until age 16 when she was hired by Pacific Northwest Ballet under the Artistic Direction of Kent Stowell and Francia Russell. Soon she was promoted to Soloist where a majority of her roles were in the Balanchine repertoire of the company. After 13 years at age 29, she suffered a career-ending back injury during a performance. Many months of recovery later, she turned to her second passion, photography, and attended Boston's New England School of Photography. After graduating she then moved to Europe where she quickly carved out a niche for herself creating stunning images for ballet companies using her instinctive dancer's timing and insight seamlessly. She photographs for companies all over the world notably Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle), Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Dutch National Ballet (Amsterdam), Boston Ballet, Alonzo King's LINES (San Francisco), & Dresden Semper Opera Ballet.
In addition to her shooting for ballet companies, she worked hard for many years in the fashion and editorial world in New York City finding her love of creating images. Finally the perfect combination came together with her deciding to photograph dancers in a fashion style in the studio. This is where Angela's work is greatly enhanced by her dancer background, working along with the dancer to create the perfect position and along with ideal timing capturing their best moments.
She has worked on many marketing campaigns, commercially for BLOCH Dancewear, Mirella Dancewear, Class Act Tutu, VALA Dancewear, & lululemon athletica. Her studio and live performance images are seen regularely in New York's DANCE Magazine, Pointe Magazine,and international publications including Danse Magazine (Paris), Dance Europe (London) and Ballet Tanz (Germany).
In December 2012 her love of fashion and dancers combined in a photo shoot for Dutch VOGUE in Amsterdam showcasing choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and his ballerina muse for the role, Anna Tsygankova.
Angela's work is showcased at the Kimpton's Alexis Hotel in Seattle and has a permanent installation
of two 28 foot murals in the lobby of Price Waterhouse Cooper corporate headquarters in Amsterdam.