I'm Mataya Dade — a dancer and and photographer in LA.

Welcome! While you’re here, I’ll share a bit about myself. I was born in Salt Lake City, UT and have lived in Long Beach, CA for over 10 years. Ever since I can remember I’ve been dancing, and I’m happy to say that dance has shaped me into the person I am today. Since high school, I have also had a keen interest in photography and semi-recently I committed myself to pursuing it alongside dance full time. I am committed to working in creative spaces whether that be a dance studio, or behind the camera because I know that is what will bring me the most joy and sense of fulfillment.

This space serves as my creative domain where all things dance and photography live. Please feel free to browse around, as I am constantly updating my portfolio with new goodies!

Much Love,


There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
— Maya Angelou