Thank you for visiting TUTU Terry. I pride myself in making professionally crafted, elegant tutus for the discerning ballet professional, pre-professional student and student garments for dance academies.
I have always had a passion for sewing and creating. I was raised by my seamstress grandmother and godmother to not only make clean, well-made clothing but also to have an eye for style, fit and comfort for the client. I started this second career to bring together my strengths and passions; creativity, art and love of ballet.
Every custom tutu or contemporary costume is made with pride and love. I only work with the finest of fabrics, trims and rhinestones to create unique works of art that bring life to the characters of many classical ballets, and I only buy fabrics that inspire me and only purchase enough for two very different looks. I work with my clients closely to create a look that is just as unique as them so that they feel comfortable, elegant and beautiful. I meet with all new clients so that I may get to know them, whatever age, from 9 to professionals in their 30’s, their preferences and aesthetic and we work together to bring to life a costume that enhances their beauty. I also work with artistic directors to design and make a look for a group of students. I have designed and made both classical and contemporary looks for various performers and contestants of YAGP and Cecchetti International Ballet Competition. To date, I have worked with Claudia Folts of tutu.com, Suzanne Dieckmann of Tutus that Dance and Travis Halsey of Halsey on Stage.
Thank you again for visiting my website. I look forward to working with new clients on their dream tutu!
**Professional pictures by Vladimir Zabezhinsky, model Martha Leebolt