Inside Ballet West Soloist Beckanne Sisk's Dance Bag
This story originally appeared in the August/September 2014 issue of
When it comes to dance supplies, Beckanne Sisk isn’t one to pack light—even when she’s on the road. “I carry so much stuff it’s ridiculous,” says the Ballet West soloist, whom we caught up with just before she performed in the Youth America Grand Prix gala at New York City’s David H. Koch Theater. So her most important dance bag item is the bag itself: a carryall large enough to fit everything she needs. “It’s by the brand MPG,” she says. “When we were filming ‘Breaking Pointe,’ they sent over a bunch of stuff, and I fell in love with it.”
Sisk also swears by her Sally Hansen leg makeup, which, like many dancers, she uses to dye her shoes. “But it’s also to cover up the tattoo on my ankle,” she says. “It’s a tattoo of little wings. Please don’t ask why. I was 15 and in a rebellious phase!”
Bbooties (“You can order them in every color combination imaginable”), pointe shoes, flat shoes, leotards by former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer Martha Chamberlain, trash- bag warm-ups, floss, Hot Stuff glue, masking tape (“to tape my ribbons”), scissors, hairbrush, spray bottle (“It’s just water, for my hair”), hair ties, Bag Balm (“My lips get chapped really easily”), phone chargers, Clif bar, Versace perfume, deodorant, Cetaphil moisturizer, Sally Hansen leg makeup, ibuprofen (“Gotta have the giant bottle!”).