Our Story

Our Vision

At Viella Dance Collection we want every dancer to have the confidence, self-belief and determination to be the very best version of themselves.

We’re creating a global dance troupe where bodies of all shapes, sizes and stages of development are respected and the only competition is yourself. Our designs epitomise the strength, and effortless grace every dancer aspires to achieve. Elegant, considered lines, and cleverly built-in structure delivers poise and flattering shape.

Luxurious, quality fabrics move, breathe, and feel beautiful to wear. Viella Dance Collection is about loving dance, and loving the body you’re in.

Our Philosophy

Viella Dance Collection dancewear is inspired by and designed for dancers.

Our Founder, Nicole Crisona, is self-confessed perfectionist, and every pattern, every design feature and every stitch must achieve the highest standards. Rigorous quality control, attention to detail and the best quality fabrics are non-negotiables.

But long-lasting dancewear that looks and feels gorgeous is only part of the Viella Dance Collection ethos. Our commitment to be the best extends to delivering an easy, responsive and transparent shopping experience that takes purchasing dancewear online to a whole new level.

“I want every girl to know that you don’t need a hundred likes on social media to tell you you’re gorgeous – you just need to know it from within.”

Our Founder

Nicole Crisona’s fondest childhood memories are about dancing. The jazz, tap and classical ballet classes that filled her days from the age of three.

The music and movement that captured her heart all through primary school. The special friendships forged with other young dancers who shared her passion.

But as her love for dance grew and evolved, so did her body, bringing early and not so subtle changes that made her feel self-conscious and anxious. Suddenly the dancewear that had always been her active body’s trusted companion, no longer gave her the same support or confidence, and she felt embarrassed and apprehensive. Somehow different.

It was while she was struggling with these changes that 11-year-old Nicole had her dancing dreams shattered. She was injured in a car accident and could no longer pursue her greatest love. While her body would not allow her to move the way she once had, her head and her heart never gave up on dance.

Years later, and now as a mother to Isabella and Vienna, Nicole has never forgotten the awkwardness and diminished self-worth that came with physically maturing early. With her precious daughters both pursuing their own love of dancing, Nicole wanted to do something that would make a real difference to the way young dancers feel about their minds and bodies.

Inspired by her own experiences and her grandmother who was a talented seamstress, Nicole created Viella Dance Collection – beautifully designed, practical dancewear that celebrates the love of dance, regardless of the size, shape or skill of the dancer.