Meet Our Team
We Are Exulting Images
Dancers Photographing Dancers
The Exulting Images team is comprised of passionate professionals who either once were or still are active in the world of dance. Together, we represent more than 60 years of dance experience. We see the beauty, understand the freedom, and appreciate the art of dance, and – even after more than a decade behind the lens – we are awe-struck by the poise, precision, strength and power we are privileged to witness every day.
On behalf of Team ei, thank you for the opportunity to serve as your supporting role.
President & Lead Photographer
Mike has been a professional digital photographer since 2008. At the onset of his photography career he shot a variety of subject matter, from weddings and sporting events to family portraits and dance recitals. Having danced professionally for 16 years though, including 10 years at Disney World, he was quick to discover his heart for dance photography. What started as a self-taught hobby fueled by his innate creativity has revealed itself to be his bonafide destiny. Today, Mike is an award-winning photographer who has studied under and alongside the most elite dance photographers in the world. Together with his wife Julia, Mike owns and operates Exulting Images, a regionally-unique and nationally-recognized dance photography company.
Studio Manager & Photographer
Jennifer’s love of dance began at age five and blossomed into competitive dance in high school before transitioning into the world of concert dance. For college, she moved from her hometown of Coward, SC to Rock Hill, SC to attend Winthrop University. Until that point, photography had been just a hobby, but with formal training came a commitment to the artform and a love for combining it with dance. Jennifer majored in Dance Performance and minored in Photography and joined the ei family not long after graduation. Her more than 20 years of dance experience shines through her photography. Her passion is held in event photography, specifically Posed Portraits, as it allows her to revisit some of her favorite childhood memories.
Having visited almost every state, Ana and her family settled in South Carolina in 2013. She joined Team ei in 2020, bringing with her nearly 40 years of finance, human resources, operations management, and education experience from various roles and industries across the country. Ana studied modern dance during her middle and high school years, but her true passions led her in a different direction in college. She earned her BS in Computer Science from Florida International University and her BA in Special Education from Miami Dade College. Ana is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Dance is movement, and movement is life.
- Ludmilla Chiriaeff