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Jeanette Delgado: The Miami City Ballet Principal Channels South Beach Style

Outside class and rehearsal, Jeanette Delgado sports a laid-back look. But she rarely goes without a pop of pattern or color—a boho touch inspired by her Miami roots. “Growing up here is a part of me," she says. “The weather, the lifestyle. I'm a mix of all that." Delgado's biggest fashion agenda is lengthening her petite 5' 2" frame: Pancaked shoes and full-length tights elongate her line inside the studio, while outside, high-waisted shorts give the illusion that she's all legs. Her secret to adding a few inches of height? She sometimes buys dresses that are too long and hides heels underneath.


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The Details—Street

Sunglasses: “I love big, funky sunglasses. I buy cheap ones from ALDO or Urban Outfitters because I won't worry, not if, but when, I lose them."

Top: “It's so hot in Miami. Billowy silhouettes keep you cool."

Anthropologie jewelry: “I keep jewelry super-simple, but I always have an accent ring or small bracelets on."

Steve Madden wedge sneakers: “These are the perfect combo of comfort, height and style."


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The Details—Studio

Red Yumiko leotard: “I like to wear something to go with what I'm rehearsing: West Side Story Suite and Don Quixote."

Skirt: “My friend and former MCB dancer Abigail Mentzer makes these. Everyone in our company wears them."

Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio tights: “I wear my tights inside my shoes. Being familiar with that sensation is one less thing to worry about when I get onstage."

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Hi Everyone,

These are challenging times. The social distancing measures brought about by COVID-19 has likely meant that your regular ballet training has been interrupted, while your performances, competitions—even auditions—have been cancelled. You may be feeling anxious about what the future holds, not only for you but for the dance industry. And that's perfectly understandable.

As you adjust to taking virtual ballet class from your living rooms, we here at Pointe are adjusting to working remotely from our living rooms. We've had to get a little creative, especially as we put our Summer Issue together, but like you we're taking full advantage of modern technology. Sure, it's a little inconvenient sometimes, but we're finding our groove.

And we know that you will, too. We've been utterly inspired by how the dance community has rallied together, from ballet stars giving online classes to companies streaming their performances to the flood of artist resources popping up. We've loved watching you dance from your kitchens. And we want to help keep this spirit alive. That's why Pointe and all of our Dance Media sister publications are working nonstop to produce and cross-post stories to help you navigate this crisis. We're all in this together.

We also want to hear from you! Send us a message on social media, or email me directly at abrandt@dancemedia.com. Tell us how you're doing, send us your ideas and show us your dance moves. Let the collective love we share for our beloved art form spark the light at the end of the tunnel—we will come out the other side soon enough.

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