The Elevé Project: Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck
We're Collaborating with world renowned
Dance Photographer Darian Volkova
to take you inside the homes of
Ballerinas wearing custom Elevé Dancewear.
Meet our first muse the incredibly delightful
Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck.
Q: What keeps you inspired in isolation?
A: Taking classes from MANY different teachers around the world all from my apartment has made having a less than perfect studio space feel a bit more manageable, keeping my perspective fresh. I have been focusing on ways to train and condition my technique back to basics; to work smarter, not harder.
Q: What has been your go-to Ballet/Dance look for virtual classes?
A: I've been having a lot of fun putting looks together for our daily Kansas City Ballet virtual classes, trying something wild I may not wear if I was in the studio for class, or 6 hrs of rehearsal. I've been wearing colored or patterned tights, fun hairstyles, and mixing street or athleisure wear with my favorite Elevé separates and skirts.
Q: Have you learned anything new about yourself, or picked up a new hobby during Quarantine?
A: I've learned though I am an extreme advocate for "ME TIME" as I call it, there is such a thing as TOO MUCH! I miss my friends. I miss the daily ritual of class together in the studio and the support from my fellow artists day in and day out: working towards a common goal, performing, growing as an artist, and A SPRUNG FLOOR.
Q: Where is the first place you'd like to Travel to when it's safe to do so again?
A: "Carmel By the Sea/Monterey California! It's Not too far from where I grew up in San Francisco, just a little over two hours. It is where I feel most at home there right by the crisp cool water of the sea."
Q: Do you have a Favorite ELEVÉ Style?
A: Hah! That is like asking a parent who their favorite child is! But if you don't tell the others, I have a soft spot for my Jessica leo in Mallard. Every time I put it on I just feel sleek, elegant, and sexy! Also the color of the velvet is just so VIVID and LUSH!
Stay tuned for new featured dancers all summer long
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