Deep down inside me always lived a ballerina. I have been dancing for as long as I can remember. It’s a completely different form of expression and I love how cathartic it can be. I remember going to dance team and show choir practice with a feel of escapism at the end of a crazy school day. I would get outside of my own head. It strengthen both my body and my mind and increased my ability to focus. Memorizing a full routine and executing it with ease, grace, and emotion was the goal. Straight legs. Pointed toes. Shoulders down and back. Landing light on your feet. Jazz will always be my core form of dance, yet the idea of becoming a ballerina, with it’s elegance and precise form, always intrigued me. I got to imagine what being a modern ballerina would be like with amazing center seats at The American Ballet Theatre with the Tod’s team for a performance of Gisele, featuring the incredibly talented Roberto Belle. It’s nights like these in NYC that feel unreal. The performance was stunning. The shapes a simple choreography can create is pretty incredible with a cast of ballerinas in gorgeous white tulle skirts. I appreciate dance more and more, with a real craving to attend more live performances in the city. There’s so much to see and do in NYC, I always get overwhelmed. But there really is time to do it all. I slipped into this gorgeous black sequined trench dress by Each x Other for the night with a perfect Tod’s platform heel and studded bag. Super sleek and feminine, exactly how I imagined dressing for a ballet would be.
Each x Other trench coat