Ballet Papier

 

Ballet Papier is a ballet-themed decorative arts brand created by artist María (Berenice) La Placa.

 

I am privileged to be a writer for the brand, and sometimes even a muse for Berenice’s beautiful illustrations!

As a creative collaborator, my words are also featured in an assortment of Ballet Papier products.

 

Georgina Butler wearing the 'Hard Work Ballet' T-shirt by Ballet Papier. Georgina is wearing the T-shirt over a purple leotard and with a black tutu and pointe shoes.

 

 


 

 

Georgina Butler is a talented writer who has perfectly combined her two passions: dancing and writing.

She is able to make you feel part of the dance world, even if you’re not a dancer!

Her writing is meticulous yet at the same time fresh, since she has a great sense of humour! That’s why I feel very comfortable to combine my art with her words.

 

Berenice La Placa

Creator and Art Director, Ballet Papier

 

 


 

 

Georgina Butler wearing the 'Balance' T-shirt by Ballet Papier. Georgina is wearing the T-shirt with a short, blue ballet skirt and is standing with her left leg extended in a casual développé à la seconde, resting her toes against a blue wall.

 

 


 

 

As a dancer and creative person, I very much admire and appreciate Georgina Butler’s talent for writing.

She is able to transport you to each of the shows she reviews through her words. I’ve enjoyed so much many dance pieces I haven’t seen yet by imagining them through her writing.

I feel very pleased to say she’s an invaluable part of the Ballet Papier team.

 

Ambar Gavilano

Co-Creator and General Manager, Ballet Papier

 

 


 

 

Georgina Butler: Dance Writer

'Dance Writer' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a purple tutu outfit, in prone position with her chin propped up in her left hand, a pen in her right hand and her feet crossed mid-air behind her. There are sheets of paper laid out in front of her and she is writing on one of these sheets of paper.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Dance Teacher

'Dance Teacher' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a black leotard and purple ballet skirt, with a graduate's mortarboard hat on her head. She is holding a notebook in her left hand. In her right hand she is holding an old-fashioned bamboo cane (historically used by ballet teachers to demonstrate verticality and correct placement to students).

 

 

Georgina Butler: Ballet Papier Company

'Ballet Papier Company' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, wearing a sparkling gold crown on her head. She is standing in a neatly crossed fifth position, with her arms in bras bas. The pink background of the illustration depicts curtains like those that frame a stage. Four yellow butterflies are gracefully flying around Georgina, who is centre stage. The words 'Ballet Papier Company' are written above her head at the top of the illustration. 'Georgina Butler' is written at the bottom of the illustration, beneath her feet.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Spring Inspiration

'Spring Inspiration' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a purple tutu outfit, sitting in the box splits with her chin propped up in her left hand and a pen in her right hand. There are flowers in her short blonde-brown hair and she is sitting on grass, surrounded by plants and butterflies. There are sheets of paper on the ground in front of her and she is writing on one of these sheets of paper.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Dewdrop Fairy, leading the Waltz of the Flowers in The Nutcracker

'Dewdrop Fairy' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a gauzy silver costume, with wings, as the Dewdrop Fairy in The Nutcracker. She is wearing a silver tiara and performing a grand jeté – a broad, high leap with one leg stretched forward and the other stretched out behind, like doing the splits in the air. She is soaring through the air, and four other ballerina characters, dressed as the Flowers in The Nutcracker, can be seen at the bottom of the illustration, underneath the flying Dewdrop Fairy.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Dewdrop Fairy in The Nutcracker

'Dewdrop Fairy' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a gauzy silver costume, with wings, as the Dewdrop Fairy in The Nutcracker. She is wearing a silver tiara and standing tall with her right arm gracefully stretched above her head and her left arm elegantly reaching out to the side.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Happy Halloween

'Happy Halloween' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a black tutu costume, black tights and black ballet shoes. She is wearing a black headdress in the shape of cat ears and a black tail can be seen trailing from the back of her tutu. She is standing en pointe on one leg, with her hands and arms covered in long black gloves and held out as if her hands are paws. The purple background of the illustration depicts curtains like those that frame a stage. Five bats are flying around Georgina, who is centre-stage. The words 'Happy Halloween' are written above her head at the top of the illustration.

 

 

Georgina Butler: The Lead Black Cat

'The Lead Black Cat' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a black tutu costume, black tights and black ballet shoes. She is wearing a black headdress in the shape of cat ears and a black tail can be seen trailing from the back of her tutu. She is standing en pointe on one leg, with her hands and arms covered in long black gloves and held out as if her hands are paws. The purple background of the illustration depicts curtains like those that frame a stage. A line of ballerinas, also dressed as cats, stands behind Georgina, who is centre-stage and dancing in the warm glow of a spotlight. Four bats are flying around above the ballerinas. The words 'Ballet Papier' are written at the top of the illustration.

 

 

Georgina Butler: A Magical Day

'A Magical Day' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a purple dress and matching purple pointe shoes,. She is wearing a yellow flower pinned to the bodice of her dress and a second flower, with a trailing purple ribbon, is in her short blonde-brown hair. She is playfully standing en pointe on one leg, casually kicking the other leg out behind her, and smiling at the viewer.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Happiness and Generosity

'Happiness and Generosity' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a light turquoise tutu costume and pointe shoes. There are white flowers dotted around her waist and she is wearing a headdress of pink and purple flowers on her short blonde-brown hair. She is standing en pointe in a neatly crossed fifth position, her arms are gracefully held out over her tutu, and she is smiling at the viewer.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Birthday Wishes

'Birthday Wishes' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. A composite illustration that features two illustrations of Georgina placed together on a purple background, and accompanied by four yellow butterflies. In the first illustration, on the left, Georgina is dressed in a pale pink leotard, pink tights and pink pointe shoes. She is standing en pointe with her feet in a neatly crossed fifth position and her arms held out delicately to the sides. In the middle of the illustration, there is an elaborately styled letter 'G' (for Georgina). On the right of the illustration, Georgina is dressed in a purple tutu outfit, in prone position with her chin propped up in her left hand, a pen in her right hand and her feet crossed mid-air behind her. There are sheets of paper laid out in front of her and she is writing on one of these sheets of paper.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Miss Georgina Butler, a paper doll

'Miss Georgina Butler, a paper doll' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a pale pink leotard, pink tights and pink pointe shoes. She is standing en pointe with her feet in a neatly crossed fifth position and her arms held out delicately to the sides. She has been styled as a paper doll that can be cut out, so there is a pair of scissors by her head. Clothes for a paper ballerina are scattered around her. Clockwise from top right, there is a white T-shirt, a pale peach skirt, a purple skirt, a purple tutu costume, a lilac ballet crossover cardigan, a pink tutu, a lilac skirt and a tiara. The illustration has a pale pink background, with a pattern of evenly spaced pointe shoes. The words 'Miss Georgina Butler' are featured to name the paper ballerina.

 

 

Georgina Butler: Ballet Étoile

'Ballet Étoile' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice. An illustration of Georgina dressed in a purple tutu costume, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, wearing a sparkling silver tiara on her head. She is standing en pointe in a neatly crossed fifth position, with her arms held out delicately either side of her body. The background of the illustration depicts a garden, with flowers and butterflies. The words 'Ballet Étoile' are written in a banner above her head at the top of the illustration. 'Georgina' is written at the bottom of the illustration, beneath her feet.