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Arleo Wear

Arleo Wear

Vilia Putrius of

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Arleo Wear

When the crisp, cool Fall season rolls in, the excitement of pulling out those knit sweaters & hats escalates. But for dancers, it doesn’t matter the season, we welcome knits everyday, all year round!

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Meet Vilia Putrius, the creator & maker behind Arleo Wear. Arleo Wear is a custom knitted dance wear & accessory company that supplies dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters, and yogi’s alike knit warm ups that make one feel as cozy & comfortable as possible.

 Vilia Putrius & her husband, Mindaugas Bauzys. photo:   @sauliuske

Vilia Putrius & her husband, Mindaugas Bauzys. photo: @sauliuske

Vilia took on knitting at the tender age of 5, having grown up fascinated by her parents ability to create their own costumes by hand. As a professional ballet dancer, she began making a few items for herself to wear in the studio. However, it wasn’t until she created a pair of wool overall warm ups for her husband (also a professional dancer), that the requests from her colleagues began flooding in.

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Founded in 2014, Arleo Wear supplies custom knit pieces such as back warmers, overalls (both petite [shorts] & grande [long]), shawls, pointe bags, headbands, & tendu ankle warmers {which I am on the cusp of ordering myself!}.

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All items are hand made in Providence Rhode Island, where Vilia & her husband live, after having danced numerous years with Festival Ballet Providence and currently taking on more leadership roles as Vilia was named School Director in August of 2018.

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With high quality yarn and over 40+ different colors to choose from, the versatility of Arleo Wear is endless. Vilia’s designs ship world wide and have been esteemed highly by students and professional dancers alike, as regularly seen on Principal of American Ballet Theater James Whiteside & Bayerisches Staatsballett ballerina Jeanette Kakareka.

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 James Whiteside in the Grande Battement Overalls

James Whiteside in the Grande Battement Overalls

Vilia’s perspective as a dancer is what makes Arleo Wear unique. Arleo Wear is stylish yet form fitting & functional. Warming up the dancer, yet still allowing you to see & admire their lines in the process. A beautiful product made with love, what more could you ask for?

be sure to check out how you can order your own Arleo Wear today!

   Jeanette Kakareka   in the Tendu Ankle Warmers

Jeanette Kakareka in the Tendu Ankle Warmers

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