Photographer Sharon Ottilie Gatz-Philbrick has been a dance teacher for the past 20 years. She is the owner of Shine Dance Studios in Setauket. With a strong knowledge of dance and an artistic eye, becoming a portrait and dance-action photographer was a natural pairing with her dance studio.
Sharon studied dance at Temple University, Queens College, Peridance Center in NYC, and many other studios throughout New York and Pennsylvania. She has a BA in Family Studies with additional credits in dance and early childhood education.
Sharon resides in Port Jefferson with her four wonderful children and husband.