GET READY FOR TUTU TIME! JENELLE MANZI INTERVIEW
GLOBAL ICON BARBIE TEAMS UP WITH
NEW YORK CITY BALLET’S JENELLE MANZI
TO INSPIRE YOUR LITTLE BALLERINA FROM BALLET CLASS TO THE BIG STAGE
Nothing says ballerina like pink tutus. All over the world, little girls love to dance and dream of becoming real-life ballerinas. And with a little help from mom and dad, their dreams can come true!
Twelve years, 25 titles and 110 million+ DVDs sold to date, global icon Barbie continues her reign of top entertainment for kids with the Spring 2013 release, Barbie in The Pink Shoes DVD, and accompanying toy line.
On February 27th, Barbie celebrated the DVD launch by teaming up with professional ballerina Jenelle Manzi of the New York City Ballet to give myself and OurKidsMom’s readers tips on making our little dancing diva’s dreams come true.
Through the help of motion capture technology, Jenelle’s dance moves are featured in the movie and contributes to a Barbie.com supplemental video which shows girls how to do the movie’s dance moves!
From ballet class to the big stage, Jenelle will guide you through the many steps of becoming a real ballerina.
I had the opportunity to send in a few interview questions for Jenelle to answer. Because my Emma, age 6, has been dancing for a year I was very interested to hear what she had to say about several of the points below:
· How to become a ballerina
· How Ballet/Dance can help your little one with self-esteem
· Family support – How important it is to empower your little ones to achieve their dreams.
· Barbie celebrates its 25th title with “Barbie in the Pink Shoes,” complete with tutu tutorials
Below is Jenelle’s video answering our questions!
The DVD and doll are now on store shelves. These would make perfect gifts for the little dancer in your life. I know my Emma adores hers!
BARBIE™ in The Pink Shoes DVD
Twelve years, 25 titles and 110 million+ DVDs sold to date, Barbie™ continues to engage girls in enchanting stories
they watch an average of ten times! This spring, Barbie™ brings ballet back to the spotlight for the first time in years
– introducing a new generation of girls to the moves and music of famous Giselle and Swan Lake. Girls will dance
their way to a magical adventure with Barbie™ as Kristyn Farraday™, a ballerina with big dreams! When she tries on
a pair of sparkling pink shoes, she and her best friend, Hailey, are whisked away to a fantastical ballet world. There,
Kristyn Farraday™ discovers she must dance in her favorite ballets in order to defeat an evil Snow Queen. With
performances from the legendary Giselle and Swan Lake ballets, Kristyn embarks on a magical journey and learns
when you dance from your heart, dreams can come true! Barbie™ in The Pink Shoes also marks the first time a
Barbie™ movie will be released on Blu-Ray™.
BARBIE™ in The Pink Shoes – Barbie® as Kristyn Farraday™ 2-in-1 Doll
In the new movie Barbie™ in The Pink Shoes, Barbie® stars as Kristyn Farraday™, a beautiful ballerina whose magical
pink shoes take her into a fantasy world of ballet. This doll captures her dramatic transformation from the movie with a
pirouette-style fashion change that twirls from an elegant purple and blue to a stunning pink and red dancing costume.
A rose tiara and sparking pink shoes complete her fantastical look that literally leaps from the screen
Connect with Barbie:
You can purchase Barbie in the Pink Shoes at Amazon.com
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