Sunday Video Break: Christian Louboutin's Super Dance-y Campaign
Summer may just be starting, but for the fashion powerhouses like Christian Louboutin (home of the iconic red-soled stilettos), these hot months mean it's time to start promoting their autumn and winter collections. And while the last thing we want to do is think about the impending cold weather (after all, summer is prime dance season—nationals galore, people!), Louboutin's latest campaign is not to be missed. Just like a Yanis Marshall heels class, the models in the video are shown stretching in the studio, clad in some of the craziest, prettiest shoes we've seen. And fun fact: Blanca Li, choreographer extraordinaire—she's worked with everyone from Paris Opéra Ballet to Beyoncé—plays their super-fierce teacher. Check out the campaign pictures and full vid below!
(via Christian Louboutin)
Blanca Li showing everyone how it's done. (via Christian Louboutin)
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer