The Making of Ballet West's Firebird Tutu

One more film to add to the growing collection of behind-the-scenes looks at danceDavid Heuvel, the Costume Production Director at Ballet West, has worked with international stars such as Margot Fonteyn, Natalia Makarova, Merle Park and Violette Verdy. With more than 25 years dedicated to his craft, he has created hundreds of beautiful ballet costumes by hand. Here is the story of a tutu.


Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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