December 20, 2016
Bahamian ballerina, Courtney Celeste Spears, was one of three top US ballerinas chosen to model accessories for Conde Nast’s Allure magazine this holiday season. Spears is in her second season dancing with the Ailey II Repertory Company, the younger version of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Our favorite holiday hair accessories, modeled by three top ballerinas by Sophia Panych
The holiday season means different things to different people. But to ballet dancers—professional, amateur, kids, young, and old—it means one thing: The Nutcracker season. Nearly every person who’s ever laced up a pair of pointe shoes has performed in the winter classic, whether it’s as a child in the party scene, a soloist in the Land of Sweets, or someone scurrying around in an unwieldy mouse head at the end of the first act.
New York City-based ballerinas Isabella Boylston, Sara Mearns, and Courtney Celeste Spears, are no exception. If I had to guess, they’ve collectively performed nearly 1,000 shows of The Nutcracker, starting off in their home towns theaters and now on some of the most prestigious stages in the world (you can catch Mearns at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City and Boylston at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California this season). Year after year, I love watching these women dazzle as Dewdrop, stun as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and make us smile as Clara, decked out in their dreamy tutus and the twinkliest hair accessories you've ever seen. And thanks to social media, you can see all of the tulle and tiaras up close and person...
CLICK HERE to read full article in Allure.