Steffie da Costa

Fashion and Dance Photographer

Do you know that feeling that you never really know what you want in life? I have had this until very recently. I am now 28 years old and had to experience a lot of different things to get to the point I am right now. 

When I was 16 years old, I had to make that big decision: what kind of study will I do? I chose a very save option; office management. I listened to what the market was asking for, I was not listening to my heart. 

I have worked as a management assistant, secretary and as a sales & marketing employee. It took some time before I choose art, even though it has always been in my mind, but it is tough to decide to go for uncertainty.  

“I haven’t danced everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

My Story

I went from management assistent, to dancer, to salsa teacher, to photographer. I have had a life full of twist and turns. I wouldn’t change a minute of it! 

After deciding to choose to listen to my heart, I started working on my first big project called ‘Homanje’. Homanje is a silent dance film for charity and has been shown in various film houses in the Netherlands. Because of this project, I knew I wanted to do some with cameras. I worked at a media company for a while, which was one of the best experiences I have had. 

With Dance Nomads I will focus on Fashion and Dance photography. The name Dance Nomads suits me well, because I love travelling and learn the ways of different cultures. I have lived in China, the Netherlands and now in Brazil. 

I have worked with fashion brands like: All Out There Clothing and Lider X Falouer.  I have worked with different talented models and dancers from all over the world. I want to add many more to this list! Maybe even you?

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