Ballet Fashion: On & Off the Barre

By on October 21, 2013

BalletFashion_10-14-13_MAINWhen most people think of ballet, they have a very specific view of what ballet dancers are like, both onstage and off. Non-dancers especially, seem to have an idealized vision of ballerinas lounging around their homes in frilly pink things 24-7. Of course, that makes the rest of the dance world giggle because we know it’s just not true. Just like everyone else, ballet dancers are human beings. Although they may share a common passion, they’re each unique individuals with their own style, tastes, thoughts and feelings.

Perhaps the general public has such a definitive view of ballerinas because the magic they create onstage is so precise. Great ballerinas inhabit a character so totally and fully that it is hard to tell where the character ends and the dancer begins. Could you imagine Giselle or Odette going out for a slice of pizza in jeans and boots?

San Francisco Ballet, Corps de Ballet member, Kim Braylock, is one of our favorite Discount Dance models. She’s been featured on our Holiday 2012 catalog cover, numerous print and web ads, as well as product photos throughout our catalogs and website. Over the course her modeling career with us, we’ve gotten to know this gorgeous ballerina. She’s fun, friendly, down to earth, relaxed, and as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! Kim has an amazing personal sense of style both in and out of company class. We let Kim pick out a grab bag of goodies from discountdance.com and she showed us how she wears them in real life.

Photography by Alexander Reneff-Olson

Click any photo to shop Kim’s look!

About JoJo Mrgich

JoJo Mrgich began studying modern dance, musical theater jazz and choreography in college and now, 10 years later, she is part of the Marketing and Social Media team at DDS. In addition to working as a choreographer to local colleges and theaters in her spare time, she has also served as Director of Dance and Costume Mistress for local non-profit theaters in her community.

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