As ballet dancers, we always wanted to rehearse and take class in beautiful leotards that would brighten our day and make us feel confident in class, rehearsals, and on the stage. Through the success of Luckyleo, it is our privilege to be able to provide that feeling for the dancers of today. We have an immense amount of respect for the artists we serve, and it is our goal to inspire their creativity and passion with each gorgeous, unique, custom leotard. Our amazing customers are the vessels through which we hope to contribute towards furthering the artistry of dance.
MEET THE OWNERS
Chelsea Early is a former professional ballet dancer who worked with Ballet Arizona for over 10 years. After a serious injury to her foot, she decided to use her time off to learn how to sew under the direction of the ballet's wardrobe department. After her retirement, she worked at a local ballroom and dressmaker shop, which further ignited her passion for fine fashion and the craft of sewing. She left to start her own Etsy shop named Poika Tytto. Her sister Heather joined the business late 2014, and that's when the shop evolved into Luckyleo Dancewear! The company has steadily grown into a successful family business, and Chelsea loves working every day with her sister, Heather, and mom, Karen.
Heather Walker is Chelsea's sister and co-creator of Luckyleo Dancewear. Heather danced professionally with Ballet Arizona for many years. She also trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet and did summer intensives at School of American Ballet. During her time at Pacific Northwest Ballet, she sustained a serious injury to her ankle. Shortly thereafter, she moved back to her hometown, Phoenix, and started Luckyleo Dancewear with Chelsea. They now work in a creative community workshop located in Denver, hand creating your one-of-a-kind leotards!
Karen Saari is the Momma of Luckyleo. She works hard every day to answer every question you all have for us. While her daughters were in the School of Ballet Arizona, she managed a team of 200 volunteers for the company. Once Luckyleo Dancewear was born, she brought her business expertise and customer service skills to the shop. Karen monitors quality and individually wraps every leotard by hand before they go out.