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Tutu Pricing and Information
Odile Tutu from Swan Lake in black and with gold greens and purple

Sleeping Beauty


Theresa Blake of Rossetti constructs professional quality classical ballet tutus for individual clients and elite professional dancers. She has worked with The Royal Ballet, London Festival Ballet, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Houston Ballet, Moscow Classical Ballet and various student performers including Ballet Rambert, Royal Ballet Associates and Harlow Ballet School.

Rossetti tutus are made to fit the dancer perfectly and involve one to three fittings. Rossetti tutus are Made-to-measure, NOT made to supplied measurements! (Unless you are an experienced wardrobe mistress/fitter in the professional dance world). Unless stated otherwise, bodice and skirt decoration are designed to order for each new commission; usually using the web-site images as a starting point for estimating costs. More recently, Rossetti is designing Ready-to-Wear ballet tutus; measurements and prices for these will be shown on the site.

Tutus are designed and cut to flatter the dancer, according to age and stature. We take adequate time to choose appropriate colours, embellishment and to establish skirt lengths and numbers of layers, relative to height. (It is very easy to overpower a small dancer with too much costume!)

Besides working with professional performers, Theresa has trained to an advanced level of ballet (BBO, RAD & ISTD, Morley College) and therefore thoroughly understands the rigours and punishments costumes have to survive. She realises where dance costumes need to stretch and recover,and how to prevent any hindrances to spine, leg and arm movement. Rossetti tutus are made from non-stretch or stretch fabrics (or a mixture of both) according to taste and requirements.

Pratice tutu (A "proper" hooped tutu, but with basque and skirts only. No bodice; no decoration) - £350

Undecorated classical tutu with bodice piping and light boning -
£480 - £550 (Click on "Basic Classical Tutu" on Index Page).

Fully decorated classical tutu - £550 to £650. A typical average for an amateur competition tutu is £600.

Above prices are averages: requests for special fabrics, eg. lace top skirts can increase the price.  Rossetti will provide a quote after the initial consultation, during which we will have worked out exactly what you require.

All costumes are individually ordered, designed and made-to-measure to the highest professional standards. The tutus shown on this site are only a guide to what is possible. You are only limited by your imagination!

As an exception to the current Made-to-Measure service, we do plan to prepare a stock of ready-made tutus. They will be shown on this site as soon as they are available. It will still be necessary to visit to try the costume on.

To date, Theresa has constructed (or designed/constructed) ballet costumes, headresses, and tutus for Odile, Odette, Princess Florine, Cinderella, Swanilda, Sugar Plum Fairy, Coppélia, Raymonda, Aurora, Lilac Fairy, Crystal Fountain Fairy, Season Fairies, Oberon, Titania, Cobweb, Moth, Pease-Blossom, Mustard-Seed, Juliet, Lise, Bluebird, Aurora's Friends, Dryads, Cinderella courtiers; for performances of Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Sylvia, The Dream, La Fille Mal Gardée, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker.

Many thanks to the very kind John Ross for permission to use his Royal Ballet photography (above, left).


Inside a made-to-measure tutu