tutu project


The Tutu Project by Bob Carey.

The Tutu Project photographs are dedicated to help fundraise for the Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer. The man in the photographs, Bob Carey’s wife Linda has battled breast cancer twice since 2006, and Bob started this project to raise funds and awareness. Print sales donate 20% of net proceeds to the Carey Foundation.

See the full gallery here: http://bit.ly/1bnH40s

47. Rita Tesolin, Selected by the Fashion Design Council of Canada.

Embellished with butterflies and Austrian crystal, this tutu references the Diamond Anniversary of The National Ballet of Canada and the graceful movements of its dancers. The artist chose the butterfly because, in flight, butterflies appear to dance and are exceptionally beautiful and elegant. Like dancers, they inspire awe in all who watch them. 

Officially launching her design career in 2003, Rita Tesolin was quickly labeled the “Stone Angel” for her stunning presentations of precious and semi-precious stones in her jewellery creations. Tesolin has collaborated with many Canadian fashion designers, including David Dixon, Evan Biddell and Lucien Matis. She was chosen one of Elle Canada’s “Hot 100” in 2008 and was crowned the “Queen of Costume Jewellery” by Flare in the same year.

For more information, visit the National Ballet’s Virtual Museum, and the Design Exchange exhibits, 60 Years of Designing the Ballet and The Tutu Project on display from July 11 to Sept 2. 

Photos by Setareh Sarmadi and Marta Ryczko.

“There is beauty in everything if you look for it and find it in yourself, and if you contribute it to your world in any way you can.” -Julie Kent

See Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio​ this Friday 5/22 and Sunday 5/24 on stage in Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations” with Boston Ballet​ 

Photo by Liza Voll Photography​.


The Tutu Project (set 3)


The National Ballet of Canada and The Volunteer Committee are celebrating 60 years of partnership by engaging our friends, audience members and professional designers from across the country in creating a collection of 60 original tutus.

This interactive and international art and community-outreach project will include costumes from great moments in the company’s history and original pieces created by artists from Dance Victoria, The Port Theatre, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Giles Deacon for The English National Ballet, designers from the Fashion Design Council of Canada, our talented staff, and YOU!

In 2011, the Tutu Project  hosted design opportunities for the public at Word On The Street Toronto, Toronto Pride, Culture Days, and the official Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa.


5.365.2015 Monday January 5

Sparkle is my favorite color. ;)

This shirt is an XL from the kids section at Target. 

This skirt from Space 46 was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend and I’m enamored by its fantastic pink fluffiness!!! 

Gold sparkle shoes from Steve Madden <3

Gold “Lovely” necklace and Scalloped Maddy Bangle by Brandy Pham