A Little About Me…
I got my first taste of the stage when I was nine – I played a Bono the Clown in a church Christmas Production. By the time I had graduated High School, I had been in many stage productions and a few movies. That’s when the fun started. I ran as fast as I could from Atlanta, straight to NYC via a few theme parks and a tour, and I started working pretty quickly.
When I moved to LA in 1998, I knew I needed sunshine and I LOVED Cali – but singers weren’t making enough money to live on so after I played Simon in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, I quit and started my journey to find my lane in LA. I worked in a TON of different fields: Management, Agencies, Production, Casting, Directing. I still perform every once in a while but it’s not my passion any more. My passion is Branding People into Breakthrough Careers
One summer morning at 4:11AM (the moment I was born, incidentally) after being laid off a job , I woke up and yelled “I CAN SHOOT HEADSHOTS!” – but i had never owned a camera.
And that’s how my journey as a photographer started…
Levi Walker hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He started his performance career dancing in musical theatre and acting on television at 9 years old. Working nonstop ever since, he performed in over 50 productions in 5 different countries, including a 2 year stint in Germany as Roger in “Grease”. He has performed with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall in their Christmas Spectacular, on cruise ships, and on various national tours. He’s appeared on TV in numerous commercials including Target, Fresh & Easy & Beachtuff and even was a dancing dad in The WB’s Heart of Dixie.
In addition to photography & performing, Levi co-directed and produced the world premiere of “Groovaloo” starring the Groovaloos. He worked on the producing team that brought “Groovaloo” to The Joyce Theatre in NYC, The Off-Broadway production of “Groovaloo” at Union Square Theatre, as well as a 32-city, national tour of “Groovaloo”, which the New York Post hailed as the “holiday hit of the season!”.
Levi began his photography career shooting Hollywood parties and media events, where he shot over 500 of the biggest names in tv, film, and sports, including: Helen Mirren, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Rhianna, Britney Spears, Heidi Klum, Kobe Bryant, Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Jennifer Aniston, P-Diddy, Chris Brown, Billy Bob Thornton, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Ricci, Alexander Skarsgard, LeeAnne Rimes Ryan Philippe, Channing Tatum, Leona Lewis, Amy Grant, Judi Dench, and many others.
In 2006, Levi started specializing in shooting dancers, in this time he has shot over 2000 of the top working dancers and choreographers in the world, come of his favorites include: Tabitha & Napoleon, Marguerite Derricks, Travis Payne, Brian Friedman, Chucky Klapow, Chonique & Lisette, Galen Hooks, Dmoe, Dana Wilson, Eddie Garcia, Peter Chu, Fred Tallaksen, Free Crawford, Jennifer Hamilton, Justin DeVera, Justin Giles, Lindsey Blaufarb, Nick Lanzisera, Stacy Walker, Tony Testa, Trey Rich, Bryan Tanaka, Miguel Zarate, Kherington Payne, Tyne Stecklein, Jose Hernandez, Willie Gomez, Cat Rendic, Tera Perez, Chris Judd, Resero McCoy, Jillian Myers, Dave Scott, Gilbert Saldivar, Victoria Parsons, Nancy Anderson, Liana Blackburn, Derrel Bullock, Bradley Rapier, Theresa Espinosa and many many more.
In 2014 he conceived Hollywood Dance Shoot, a traveling Hollywood style photo shoot designed to capture the young dancers across america at dance competitions and studios. In 2015 Hollywood Dance Shoot saw nearly 2000 young dancers grace the camera at conventions and competitions like Showbiz Talent, NYCDA & Hollywood Connection and over 25 studios across the US and abroad.
In 2018 Levi has joined partners with his best friend of 25 years, Candice Donehoo to add an education element to his business. Levi & Candice will be releasing a series of education videos focusing on the BRANDING of PERFORMERS. This is a mysterious word that most performers don’t quite understand. Stay tuned for new work and visits all over the US to teach young performers how to start their career in a positive way understanding exactly what BRANDING is and what it means when you are a performer.