Révolutionnaire is a movement to democratize and revolutionize dance. Our movement begins with dancewear and extends to charity and outreach programs. Révolutionnaire is committed to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive environment in dance apparel and beyond.
I started ballet at the late age of 10. I was filled with innocence, and anticipation but had no idea what lay ahead. When I received my first ballet uniform: a sky blue leotard, pink dance tights and a pair of pink leather ballet shoes, I was completely naive to the fact that the attire I was wearing was not intended for people of my complexion. I soon became painfully aware of the reality that the dance world is not accommodating to people of color. Over the next eight years, I spent countless hours dying pointe shoes, leotards and tights to match my complexion. This blatant exclusion by dancewear companies caused me to feel that dance is not for people who look like me and made me doubt my ability to succeed. Dance needed a clothing company that told dancers that people of color are indeed important and included in the dance world, not just an afterthought. This is why I began Révolutionnaire, a dancewear company catering to dancers of color. Creating Révolutionnaire with the knowledge that dancers of color will no longer have to dye their clothing gave me the necessary motivation to keep dancing even when the “cant’s” outweighed the “cans”.
The impact of Révolutionnaire goes beyond dancewear; a portion of every purchase is donated to the Révolutionnaire Scholarship Fund which provides dance scholarships to children across North America. This means that with each Révolutionnaire purchase you are enabling children in priority neighbourhoods to have access to a dance education.
We’ve launched with our signature t-shirt line to be followed by tights and leotards. Our clothing is inspired by the many diverse dancers made up of beautiful individuals of all colours, sizes and genres of dance. – All inspired to be revolutionary. Join the movement. Be Révolutionnaire.