Motionwear partners with Cincinnati Ballet

Motionwear and Cincinnati BalletJust in time for the new school year, Motionwear was announced as the new official dress code leotard of the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet. An Indianapolis-based active apparel brand, Motionwear has been working with Academy staff, along with Cincinnati-area dancewear retailers, to solidify a streamlined dress code for Academy students. Motionwear’s exceptional quality leotards and vast color selection are now the Academy’s premier choice.


The Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet desired a dress code that established different color options for every level, giving students the desire to advance in their technique and abilities in order to reach a new leotard color, and allowing teachers to easily distinguish different levels with a simple glance down the hallway. With Motionwear’s vast color offerings—over 22 color options are in their Silkskyn fabric alone—the Otto M. Budig Academy and Motionwear were able to achieve this structure with ease. The color-coded uniform has been used by the Boston Ballet School, in partnership with Motionwear, for over 10 years with proven success.


Motionwear began over 25 years ago when Founder Emily Wilson first started designing and sewing her own superior-fitting leotards for her daughter. Since then, the company has grown to become a leading supplier of dance, gymnastics, team and cheer apparel worldwide. All of the company’s apparel is proudly designed and sewn in the USA.


With such strong American roots, it only makes sense that Motionwear wanted to partner with such a strong regional dance company like Cincinnati Ballet. The company’s Otto M. Budig Academy is the area’s preeminent classical ballet training program. For more information on the Academy, visit For more information on Motionwear, visit


Photo courtesy of the Otto M. Budig Academy.