FIT Presents Designing Costumes for Ballet with a Twist

If you are in NYC don’t miss this wonderful evening of dance, design and discussion at FIT with a choreographer Marilyn Klaus and her costume designer Catherine Zehr, as they dissect the creations for Ballet with a Twist.

Aspiring Dance Costume Designers: Take Notes

Color, fabrics, tutu lengths – how a designer revitalizes a classic. Here is a great article about the new costumes for the ABT Classic: Sleeping Beauty.  Based on the original designs by Leon Baskt, this new version sounds like a visual feast.

Guess The Year – How well do you know dance fashions?

Dance fashion isn’t like streetwear.  Think about it.  Dancer’s have dressed the same for decades.  Fabrics change, shoe construction changes, but overall we look the same, year after year.  Here’s a fun quiz recently posted on Dance Life.

Artist by Day, Usher at Night

People often think of careers as linear, you start at the bottom and work your way up.  But life/work doesn’t have to be like that – in fact it often isn’t.  Especially a creative life.  Recently there was a story… Continue Reading →

We Need Tutu Makers

It seems, like almost any profession that requires true craftsmanship, the ballet world is experiencing a shortage of tutu makers.  I know there are talented and creative mom’s out there who have been making their daughter’s costumes for their solos… Continue Reading →

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