Let's take a walk with Tina Pereira of the National ballet of Canada through Central Park

This sponsored post is part of a cooperation with Falke

Being a ballerina means you need to work hard. Not only for a few weeks, but years! Many years! You also need to be focused and forgo things in life. That in itself is commendable and we can all agree that dancers are a special kind of person. Some dancers are even clear-sighted enough to create a plan b early in their career. Tina Pereira of the National Ballet of Canada is such a person. Together with Falke, we tell you more about her and about her own label Ballerina Couture.

Tina Pereira was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. In 2001 she joined The National Ballet of Canada until 2004. She came to Europe and dance with Het Nationale Ballet in The Netherlands for a year, but returned to The National Ballet of Canada in 2006. She is the First Soloist there since 2009.

Tina started her own label Ballerina Couture when she was just 18 years old. The goal was to create her own dancewear in which she could feel beautiful. The chance came up when she had a brief time off during an injury. When life hands you lemons, you create your own dancewear. Not only has she created clothes for her line, but has also been comissioned to create custom designs. How is that for a plan b?

A dancers career is short in general so it’s always important to think about how you will thrive as a person and artists once you transition from being a professional dancer.
— Tina Pereira
 Photographer:  Albert Ayzenberg   Sweater: private  leg warmers  by Falke

Photographer: Albert Ayzenberg
Sweater: private
leg warmers by Falke

If you think being a First Soloist with a world renowed ballet company and run your own dance wear line is impressive, than you should know that Tina just got married.
And planed her wedding in three weeks!

Tinas photos were taken by Albert Ayzenberg in Central Park, New York.
Below you find Tina Pereira’s choices from the Falke sportswear line. Click on the photos to find each piece in the online shop.