Tory Burch Sport Celebrates Ballet with Juilliard Dancers

February 11, 2018

It’s currently New York Fashion Week, which means it’s the perfect time to gush over the merging of fashion and dance, yet again. We know we’ve said it a thousand times, but there’s just nothing better than big brands tapping dancers for campaigns or runway shows.

The best collab of late? That would be Tory Burch Sport’s latest collection theme, centered on ballet and modeled by a group of 2018 Juilliard dancers.

via Tory Sport

Some of our favorite dancers—including Madi Hicks, Paige Borowski, Cassidy Spaedt, Mikaela Kelly, Alysia Johnson, and Melissa Anderson—show off the adorable looks in a dreamy video, talk about their most memorable moments from the shoot (“when we were filming at the barre to Missy Elliott,” Johnson says), and chat about their go-to snacks for staying fueled during long rehearsals (“a salmon avocado roll and matcha green tea,” Katerina Eng says).

The brand even sat down with Johnson for an in-depth Q&A, where she offers up lots of gems, like her advice for aspiring dancers (“Don’t be nervous about getting it perfect. Ballet is a practice, and there’s room for everyone”), and her must-see ballet (“If Firebird is ever being performed near you, go see it! One of the most dynamic ballets and an audience favorite.”)

Juilliard dancer Alysia Johnson (via Tory Sport)