Ballet Stars

Céline Cassone: The Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Dancer's Sleek, Casual Style

Photo by Kyle Froman for Pointe.

What is Céline Cassone's favorite thing to buy? Cowboy boots, to add to her growing collection. “I'm just crazy with boots," the Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal dancer says. “Always the same style, some short and some longer." It's also the one part of her outfit where you might find a pop of color, as most of her wardrobe is black and gray. She has boots in pink and purple, as well as more neutral shades of black, brown and white. “I'm looking for a nice red," she says. She tends to do most of her shopping when the company is on tour. BJM travels five or six months a year, and Cassone has been everywhere from New York City to Israel to Italy.

In the studio, she's never without her bright-green, peanut-shaped exercise ball, which she uses to work on her abdominals. “You can do Pilates exercises with that," she says. “It's super-light and it's always with me." She'll even use it as a pillow on the bus. Cassone favors long, loose layers and fun patterns in her dancewear—but she makes sure to keep her look practical, especially if she needs to dance on pointe. “For center, I want to see my legs and I want to see my feet," she says.

Photo by Kyle Froman for Pointe.


The Details—Street

COS top: “I bought it in Los Angeles." Cassone rarely shops at home in Montreal.

Levi's jeans: “I always wear jeans, never dresses."

Boots: “I bought them in Guadalajara, Mexico. We were on tour, and they had so many boots. I bought five pairs because it's so cheap there."


Photo by Kyle Froman for Pointe.

The Details—Studio

Lululemon top: “I'm a crazy Lululemon fan. I like that it can be for dance but also for the street."

Wear Moi legwarmers: “I like flashy colors in the studio."

Socks: These were made by Daniil Simkin's mother, and given to all the dancers during the premiere of his INTENSIO project, which Cassone danced in.

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