Krista Dowson designed this piece for the little girl who dances before she can walk, who counts beauty by the number of rhinestones she wears and understands that make believe requires a costume. For the serious school girl who understands, so early, what it is to work hard. For the young woman who realizes that ballet is the pursuit of perfection, even if “perfect” doesn’t exist. For the seasoned ballerina who looks around and understands what she has and who she gets to be. And finally, for the retired ballerina who inspired generations and remembers when she was a little girl, dancing for the sheer joy of it.
Dowson has been a member of The National Ballet of Canada’s Corps de Ballet since 2002 and will be launching her own line of luxury leotards later this year. She dedicates her design to the girls who dream about ballet and don’t stop just because they have grown up.