The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project


Volunteer Committee

Designed and built by Linda Lundström Works in collaboration with The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada. Photo by Ryan Chan.

The bodice of this tutu was built out of scraps of cloth from the Volunteer Committee’s first Build-A-Ballet Fund initiative, La Fille mal gardeé. The skirt is covered in paper flowers made from Japanese washi paper in homage to Yorkville’s Paper Things, which was run entirely by the Volunteer Committee. The names of each committee member, from past and present, can be found on the petals of these flowers.
Linda Lundström has been a creative tour de force in Canada for over three decades. She has produced more than 100 collections, and is a leader in embracing CAD/CAM technologies and Lean Manufacturing processes. Her current initiative, Linda Lundström Works, provides training and services in design, product development, fabric sourcing and Lean Concept workshops with the aim of inspiring teams to produce change.

Dedicated volunteers from The Volunteer Committee helped found the National Ballet 60 years ago and have funded 47 new productions for the company since 1976.

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