This design is inspired by the ballet films "Black Swan" and "Billy Elliot." I think it was breathtaking seeing each story unfold. I was very intrigued by the story and the elegance of the dance itself. It was a challenge for me to try and capture such beauty and grace, and make it seem like my ballerina is moving and telling a story.
I had some difficulty at first because I didn't know what sort of direction I should take, but I knew I wanted to use traditional colours, taking inspiration from the renaissance style. This was a big step for me but one I felt really committed to. I am really happy with the final result.
I was proud when Het Nationale Ballet - Dutch National Ballet, posted my design on their twitter page.