Saturday June 9th, 2018, 8 pm plus

Jennifer Tierney and Amani Skalacki

Skala Design (jewelry)
J.tierina Designs (clothing)

"18th Street Fashion Show"

I am the first person to admit that fashion shows are not my prime interest.
But when a fabulous ballerina and owner of a dance school and co-director of a ballet company who is also a super seamstress
and fashion designer is showing her designs, in partnership with a jewelry designer, how could I resist?

I've worked with Jennifer Tierney and her husband Kristopher Estes-Brown for years,
always in dance. (See links at bottom of page)
I knew Jennifer designed and made costumes in the ballets I shot pictures and video for.
I've shot pictures of her on stage making last minute sewing adjustments to costumes.
I was only slightly aware of her design company J.tierina which she started in 2016.

I had not met Amani, whose jewelry is so prominent. Working the shoot was our meeting.
Amani's jewelry seemed to me both eye popping on their own even as they integrated seemlessly as a piece into each outfit.
And these are very visible pieces.

I wasn't sure what to expect. The 18th Street Fashion Show began late, past its 8 pm scheduled start time.
There were two designers ahead of Amani and Jennifer's set. I was expecting to shoot after their walk but wound up with pictures of the crowd
and of the walk. As a long-time photojournalist my pictures of the models' walk was also about the crowd attending.

Once they finished their walk I joined them a block south, along 19th street and its alleys for a separate photo shoot.
That is when we took most of the shots below. The ones not on or around the walkway.

Fashion Show
Turning at the end of the walk, Laura Jones Wallner, who is also a ballerina and company manager and rehearsal director for American Youth Ballet

fashion Show
and returning

walking - all
All five models and outfits together, Amani and Jennifer are left, at the end standing for the bank of photographers before also turning around.
models returning: Left to right: Laura Finn, Taylor Arel, Laura Jones Wallner, Emily McGlothlin and Amy Ann Kariotis (in lead)

fashion show
Here is the group for the separate photo shoot :: Laura Finn, Emily McGlothlin, Laura Jones Wallner, Taylor Arel, Jennifer Tierney, Amani Skalacki

Laura Finn

Amy Ann Kariotis
Amy Ann Kariotis

cTaylor Arel
Taylor Arel

Emily McGlothlin
Emily McGlothlin


Laura Finn
Laura Finn

Laura Finn etc

Emily Glothlin

Amani Skalacki and Jennifer Tierney

Amani Skalacki and Jennifer Tierney
Amani Skalacki and Jennifer Tierney

Laura Jones Wallner

Taylor Arel

Down the alley
Heading down the alley to another location

Light strings and fashion


18th street with walkway
Here is a panorama of 18th street between Baltimore to the left and Wyandotte to the right, from the north, looking at the south side of the street.
The runway is laid out between the seating areas on both sides of the street. Camera bank of photogs at the right (hard to see here)

Tim, the dj
This is Tim, the DJ who spun music pre-show.

See these AYB / ADC / Concept Zero picture pages also:

Nutcracker Dec 2021
Nutcracker Dec 2019
Concept Zero "Alibi" July 5, 6, 2019
Solstice Dance Project - 15 June 2019
Sleeping Beauty - May 2019
Nutcracker Dec 2018
Solstice Dance Project - 16 June 2018
Fashions by Jennifer and Amani - 9 June 2018
Alice in Wonderland May 2018
Nutcracker Dec 2017
Project Premiere June 2017
"Beauty and the Beast" and "Firebird" May 2017
Nutcracker Dec 2016
Cinderella May 2016
Nutcracker Dec 2015
One Elegant Evening Oct 2015
Project Premiere June 2015
Concept Zero June 2015
Swan Lake May 2015
Nutcracker Dec 2014
Concept Zero June 2014
Project Premiere June 2014
Don Quixote May 2014
Nutcracker Dec 2013
One Elegant Evening Oct 2013
Project Premiere June 2013
"Sleeping Beauty" and "Firebird" May 2013
Nutcracker Dec 2012
One Elegant Evening October 2012
Project Premiere June 2012
Swan Lake May2012
Nutcracker Dec 2011
Project Premiere June 2011
Nutcracker Dec 2010
See a full set of pictures from a couple of events (by Mike Strong / with options to buy prints of various sizes (PayPal) at:
For picture offers directly from American Youth Ballet, all photographers, click below: