Cylla von Tiedemann is a performing arts photographer, educator and visual artist with an impressive and wide-ranging body of work. Renowned for her dance portraiture and live theatre photography, she is also involved with film, music and the visual arts.
Von Tiedemann’s photography ranges from portraits of dancers and performers, to production documentation for notable national and international organizations including the National Ballet of Canada, Stratford Music Festival, Mirvish Productions, Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Yo Yo Ma’s SILK Road Project. Beyond conventional photography, Cylla has collaborated on numerous multi-media projects and her recent collections of work involve dancer-focused digital collage.
Von Tiedemann has lectured and presented workshops at Ryerson University, Sheridan College, La Concordia University and the Canadian Centre for Photography.
Her photographs have been recognized in magazines and through publication of a book, “The Dance Photographs of Cylla von Tiedemann” by the National Arts Centre. She has exhibited globally and her images form part of many private and corporate collections.
Cylla von Tiedemann's collection of work "What Dances In Between" was exhibited at The Al Green Gallery in January 2013. A portion of sale proceeds went to support the School of The Toronto Dance Theatre, committed to training and education in the art of contemporary dance.