Get Ready for Tutu Time with Barbie and the Pink Shoes | Jenelle Manzi Interview | Doll & Video #GIVEAWAY | ends 3/25







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 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™.


Photographer Dennis DiLaura
Stylist Sheryl
Job# 1249680C
Retoucher: Alex DJ

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


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  1. Meghan Finley says

    We’d love a custom Barbie doll

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    My daughter loves the online games

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    The Dolls of the World are so beautiful ! I would love to have them for my granddaughters-I might have to play Barbies with them, of course 🙂

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    Love that the site offers games and videos!

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    I like the Build ‘n Style Game!

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    2-story beachhouse!
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  7. Jackie Preas says

    This is one of my granddaughter’s favorite places to play games and watch video’s on.It is a very well put together site to allow our “girls”to visit,play and learn from.

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    I also like:BARBIE® 3 Story DREAMHOUSE®

  9. Joyce Harrell says

    I love how they have the site set up so you can see the outfits like a fashion show”. I love all the new dolls too…it was a beautiful and well done site.

  10. I learned that they have lots of apps and games to play.

  11. Maria Iemma says

    My granddaughter loves everything Barbie – I used to play with Barbie’s until I was 13 years old!

  12. Jeanna says

    I like the “I can be” tab & how Barbie lets know that you can be anything you want to be!

  13. Heather Palmer says

    I had to download the Barbie Fashonista app I found for my daughter. She is going to love it!

  14. Yolanda Flores says

    Love the original Barbie

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    I learned that they have online games to play.

  22. Danielle T says

    Would love to get a custom Barbie doll for my daughter!

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  26. Michelle Feliciano says

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  27. I love the BARBIE® 3 Story DREAMHOUSE®!

    • I love the i can be page…showing my daughter she can be anything when she grows up.


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  28. the site also has games

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  32. Leanne M says

    The online games would be great for my daughter

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    I like the Barbie videos…..and so did my daughter.

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  41. Zoopa M says

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  49. Les Johnson says

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  75. Mary Ann Knox says

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