The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project


English National

Designed and built by English National Ballet in collaboration with Giles Deacon. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi. 

Fashion designer Giles Deacon built this tutu out of a combination of feathers, silk and black Swarovski crystals as part of the English National Ballet’s 60th Anniversary in 2011. The National Ballet of Canada is honored to display this piece as a representation of our greater artistic community.

The English National Ballet is one of the world’s great ballet companies. The original vision – to take classical ballet of the highest quality to the widest geographical audience, at a price everyone can afford – remains the cornerstone of the Company’s philosophy today. The Company of 67 dancers and full orchestra performs large-scale, high quality classical ballet nationally and internationally, presenting the same scale and excellence on tour as in London.

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