Contemporary Twists on 5 Iconic Ballet Costumes

Martina Sandionigi as Giselle (photo by Nathan Sayers)

We updated your favorite story-ballet tutus with modern details that'll please any 21st-century prima ballerina. Who needs a cavalier, anyway?

Modeled by Cheyenne Fitzsimons and Martina Sandionigi, dancers with New York Dance Project (a professional company and training program in NYC).

Photography by Nathan Sayers. Hair and makeup by Angela Huff for Mark Edward Inc.


Cheyenne wears a LeaMarie leotard and Capezio tutu.

A version of this story appeared in the March 2019 issue of Dance Spirit with the title "Contemporary Classics."

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