Magazine article Pointe

Inside Isabelle Ciaravola's Dance Bag

Magazine article Pointe

Inside Isabelle Ciaravola's Dance Bag

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The Goods

Pointe shoes, hard candy ("without it my mouth gets all dry ), Synthol solution ("It's a free h ene for your legs and feet, from France"), Dance Pro Gel Flash ("It smells great, minty - nice for the ankles"), acerola tablet "for vitamin C"), water bottle, tissues, foam roller small purse ("for backstage - for class I need the big one"), warm-up booties, trash bag warmers, Inergy cream ("It's supposed to improve your endurance. It might be all in my head, but I think it helps me!"), Corsican good luck charms ("My family is from Corsica, and these charms came from my mother and grandmother"). Jet Glue, Mary Poppins bag, Godiva chocolate, Ladurée bag

Don't be fooled by the bright ensemble Paris Opéra Ballet étoile Isabelle Ciaravola is wearing in this photo. Yes. it's very chic- but it's a far cry from her usual all-black uniform. "Everything, everything I have is black," she says, motioning to her pile of black warm-ups. …

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