The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project


Deanna Brown

Designed and built by artist Deanna Brown and particpants of The National Ballet of Canada's Kids Corps and Share the Magic initiatives. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

A great deal of reading and research led to the inspiration for this tutu. Deanna’s muse was The Sugar Plum Fairy’s role as guardian of the Confituremberg or The Kingdom of Sweets. Spun sugar was chosen to represent the overall theme of the piece and in collaboration with the Kids Corps and Share the Magic participants, this beautiful confection of a tutu was born.

Deanna Brown has been involved with dance and theatre since her graduation from Ryerson University’s Theatre School in 2000. She is a Cutter, working in tandem with a designer, to pattern, cut and fit the incredible costumes seen onstage. This is one of Brown’s first forays into design.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.