On any given day, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s rehearsal studios are filled with ballerinas decked out in a rainbow of colorful, innovative leotards—many designed and hand-sewn by principal dancer Elizabeth Murphy. Murphy didn’t grow up sewing. In fact, she didn’t even know how to run a sewing machine until she was 18. She didn’t want to … More »
There’s nothing better than the feeling you get when you walk into your favorite dance store. You’re surrounded by shelves of pointe shoes, racks of warm ups and—my personal favorite—gorgeous leotards. But with all of those leo options, it can be a daunting task to pick out your favorites. Which will make you look your best? To help, we’ve made a list for the best leotards to flatter every body shape. When you feel comfortable in your dancewear, it can do wonders for your confidence, and in-turn, affect your performance in class, rehearsal and even auditions.
The color orange has a special meaning for Keith Lin, designer of KeithLink leotards. To him it signifies sunshine and the happiness of dancing. For six years, Lin’s colleagues in the dance world urged him to start his own line of leotards, and on April 4, the brand launched its first Spring/Summer collection, Awakening.
Buy Guide For these and other styles, and to find out where to purchase classwear in your area, contact the following manufacturers: Bloch: 800-94-BLOCH, www.blochworld.comBody Wrappers: 800-323-0786, www.bodywrappers.com Capezio/Ballet Makers, Inc.: 800-533-1887, www.capeziodance.com Chacott Co., Ltd.: 800-835-1701 Danskin: 888-DANSKIN, www.danskin.com Eurotard: 770-475-3045, www.eurotard.com Freed of London, Ltd.: 866-MY-FREED, www.freedoflondon.comGaynor Minden: 800-637-9240, www.dancer.com Grishko: 800-474-7454, www.grishko.comHarmonie: … More »