Miralova

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Ballet is a special art form. It consists of many elements and each of them takes a tremendous amount of effort to develop. A dancer has to be graceful, strong, persistent, determined, and powerful both physically and spiritually. Nothing is given in ballet - everything has to be earned through hard work. 

We asked ourselves - if there is one element of ballet that could be given: not earned with practice but a crucial part of a performance - what would that be? 
In 2013 we found the answer that turned out to be the beginning of Miralova. The answer is a costume. 

We started with a simple but definite mission - to provide the highest quality ballet costumes to the most determined young dancers. 


We discovered that generally, professional dancers have access to high quality costumes while the younger emerging stars do not. 
It was as if young dancers were not taken seriously until they reached a certain level of proficiency and recognition.

We treat the costumes of those who begin their journey in the world of ballet with the utmost seriousness and attention to details, which they so often lack. 


Our goal is to provide a great foundation for future success and we are excited to see our customers grow up to become ballet stars.


TESTIMONIALS

I highly recommend Miralova for creating beautifully designed and expertly constructed custom ballet tutus - truly works of art! My daughter not only felt beautiful dancing in her Miralova tutus, but she felt so comfortable. Her gorgeous costumes were so lightweight and fit perfectly. Liliya is a true artist, Brava!
— Gina Phelan, Westchester, NY
Liliya created two beautiful tutus for my daughter, Gillian. The designs were perfect for the variations being performed an they fit beautifully. Thank for taking time with all the fittings to make the tutus perfect! They are absolutely beautiful and Gillian was thrilled with the results
— Nannette Fitz, New York, NY
My daughter’s Miralova tutus are works of art in the authentic Russian costume-making tradition that you would be hard-pressed to match anywhere in the world. Liliya Popova’s innate artistry, consummate training, and creativity resulted in absolutely gorgeous custom tutus. With Miralova our input was graciously received, but we also gave the latitude for the artist to work her magic and the results were flawless.
— Tina Volkwein, Westchester, NY
My experience with Liliya has been top notch! Not only did she produce two of the most beautiful tutus I have ever seen, but she was an absolute joy to work with. She has a wonderful eye for details and was very helpful during the process. We changed our minds about colors and details a few times and Liliya was always very patient with us, guiding us to the right look for each variation. Not only are her tutus gorgeous to look at, the quality of her work is fantastic. I would not hesitate to order from Miralova again. Outstanding experience!”
— Rebecca Tenney, Westchester, NY
Liliya was amazing. She understood the kind of performance tutu our daughter would need for her dance. She carefully measured her, brought samples of colors and designs and gave us many options. The costume she created was a thing of beauty — perfectly fitted to our daughter. We could not have been happier
— Vera Titunik, New York, NY
My daughter is more than happy with the ballet tutu we ordered ... The order was ready on time. The quality is flawless. What’s most important - it fits perfect! My daughter loves it so much!
— Veronika Astashonok, Belarus
Thank you so much for the beautiful costumes. Elisabeth wore them both yesterday for rehearsal and they looked great! I truly appreciate all of your beautiful work and all of your time! I look forward to working with you again.
— Nan Beyer, New York, NY

 Liliya Popova, founder

Liliya is a costume maker, who has spent her career of over twenty years creating costumes for theatre productions. In 2000, she graduated from the oldest theatre arts school in Russia, the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts majoring in Theatrical Costume Designering. 

Shortly after graduation, she started working in one of the biggest theaters in Moscow, Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre.

For the first time, she participated in production of big performances.
That job was a life changing experience for her and opened the way to another theaters where she got opportunities to work on plays at MXAT (Moscow Art Theatre) and Sovremennik. She met and collaborated with numerous professionals along the way, making connections in the theatrical industry.  

After moving to New York in 2011, Liliya found herself working for one of New York's best known tailoring shops, Artur & Tailors, which makes costumes for some of Broadway's most extravagant shows such as Wicked, Matilda, and Mamma Mia.

In 2013, she directed her craft in a new direction. Liliya founded Miralova, a company that makes custom-made, form-fitting costumes for young dancers that are unique to their body and style. 

Liliya's idea for the company was inspired by her daughter, Anastasia, who, at the time, was 10 years old and started practicing ballet. She decided to try building a tutu herself and discovered that her Costume Engineering skills were applicable to ballet costume construction. She expanded her knowledge of the subject, going deeper into the specifics of tutumaking and is currently proven to be the best in the field. Her innate artistry, consummate training, and creativity result in absolutely gorgeous custom tutus.

Her costumes are being worn on the biggest student ballet competition in the country, Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP), and others such as American Dance Competition | Ballet Competition (ADCIBC) and Gala de Danza.