Allegro Dance Boutique is the first, and only retailer in the USA to sell this beautiful European brand of gifts for dancers. Allegro's owner, Victoria, met Ballet Papier owners Ambar and Maria while in Italy and fell in love with this charming brand immediately. Their designs are all original, full of love and passion and are, even better still, accurate in ballet positioning, culture, and history. To top it off and make this brand even more lovable, owners Maria and Ambar, now living in Spain, are a mother-daughter team!
Ballet Papier started in 1992 when artist and painter Maria Berenice La Placa began drawing ballerinas for her daughter Ambar, who is now a professional dancer. Ambar’s friends wanted to decorate their rooms with the designs too, and the brand was born! Currently, Bernice and Ambar combine their talents and creativity to design every product. All designs begin as a sketch carefully outlined by artist Bernice and are then reviewed by Ambar, who checks the position of the body, style, and expression, to ensure they accurately represent the character being depicted.