Professional dancers Flik Swan and Victoria Marr are the Londoners behind Sleek Technique, a ballet-based workout that’s entirely online. Clients stream their videos or join a live feed and get instant feedback on their form and posture wherever they are—whether it’s their Notting Hill or New York living room—or a poolside somewhere exotic.
And the duo’s got some serious pirouette-cred. “Sleek comes from the 32 years of combined professional dance training, careers, and experience that Victoria and I have to our names,” says Swan, who’s been a regular in West End productions, like A Chorus Line. Marr, on the other hand, was a soloist with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, one of the UK’s top companies.
Like true classically-trained ballerinas, they tend to favor ultra-femme, fitted fashions while plié-ing up a storm. “I don’t wear baggy clothes to workout in,” says Marr. “Wearing something that you lets you see the lines of your body improves your awareness of your technique.”
Read on for their prima-ballerina-worthy picks—so chic it seems criminal to just wear them for an at-home virtual sweat sesh. —Jamie McKillop
Bloch Ladies Peri Open Knit Sweater (£50—UK/Europe only) I love this open knit long sleeve sweater by Bloch in grey. I throw it over my favorite leotard—the Yumiko Alex is my top choice right now—and I’m ready to hit the barre or mat. My motto is, if you feel good when you start your workout, you’re going to perform better throughout.
Sweaty Betty Chaines Leg Warmers ($45)
Pepper&Mayne Super Soft Barre Body ($110) I wear my Pepper&Mayne striped ballet crossover a lot. (That’s a “leotard” for Americans.) It’s a relatively young British label that does a great rehearsal-inspired collection. They’re pieces you can wear in and out of the studio, so they’re perfect for the days I have meetings, or when I go from ballet to brunch.
For more information, visit www.sleektechnique.com
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