Cody Choi

Artist Statement

“Follow not only the movement but breathe with the dancers” is Cody Choi's approach to his dance photography.



Cody’s photography journey started as he toured and danced around the world with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake for 3 years. Capturing different places, theatres and fellow dancers whom he went on the road with filled his days. As an experienced professional choreographer and dancer whose work have been performed in the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Sadler's Wells, BBC, The Place, Adidas, LG, World Dance Alliance, Greenwich Dance in London and other major venues around the world. He also worked as a feature dancer for two Hollyhood Movie - 47 Ronin with Keanu Reeves and Walking on Sunshine with Leona Lewis.



Cody Choi's photography demonstrates his acumen in dance and photography by being able to immerse himself into intimate visual dialogues with the dancers and their relationship do not stop at the movements but extends to the dancers’ ability, state of mind and emotions. Expect Cody to move about when he’s doing a shoot.



He has been invited to host his solo exhibition at The Camera Club – one of the longest standing camera club in the world founded in 1885. Cody has exhibited/ shooted for Ben Sherman, Imitate Modern, Affordable Art Fair, The Other Art Fair, Urban Art Fair, Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Airwick, Beyond Repair Dance, The Place Theatre, Peacock Theatre London. Kim Geung Soo Ballet Company. Cody is also an award photographer for The Place. Cody is elected to be a Photographer for the World Photography Collection* (by invitation only) *”Collection represents the best of contemporary photography worldwide today.”



Combining extensive experience in dance and choreography, Cody Choi uses photography to capture the beauty of the body in motion. "Cody's dance photography is like, when you close your eyes you can still feel that it's shaking and moving." is Cody's approach to his dance photography. He believes that a movement doesn’t stop at the point the dancer completes it. It is still there floating around, creating levels of vibrations across the air and enveloping the space with its heat and scent.


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Exhibitions

G & M Design x Imitate Modern Monaco August 2018 to September 2018
The Other Art Fair, Bristol 2018 Bristol July 2018
Wimbledon Art Fair London May 2018
Cass Art x Rise Art exhibition London December 2017 to January 2018
Imitate Modern London December 2016
AAF Singapore Singapore November 2016
Battersea AAF October 2016
Rhythm London June 2016
Urban Art Fair London July 2015
The Other Art Fair London October 2014
Affordable Art Fair Singapore Singapore May 2014
The Other Art Fair London October 2013
Moving Photography London August 2013 to September 2013

Achievements & Awards

Photography Competition at The Place The Place Theatre Winner 2014
Jackie Chan Scholarship Jackie Chan Winner 2007
Jackie Chan Scholarship Jackie Chan Winner 2006