Inside Her Bag...
Tyler is a Professional Division dancer at Alvin Ailey in New York City. Tyler’s days are varied and may include pointe class, Graham Technique, yoga class, costume fittings, master classes and performances. Here’s a look at the everyday essentials that keep Tyler organized.
Q+A with Tyler
Tell me about your dance bag.
I love using my Herschel Backpack as a dance bag! This is my first backpack dance bag. I like that it stands upright, so it stays better organized and is easier to access. I secure my mesh pointe shoe bag to the leather strap on the outside. And a backpack style is great for the four-block trek from Fordham University’s campus (where I live) to the Alvin Ailey Dance studios.
What are the must haves for your dance bag?
A thera-band, extra pointe shoes, and a good snack.
What is your favorite studio snack?
Dark chocolate and cherries and almonds.
What is your favorite recovery food?
Which pointe shoe do you wear?
I wear Stellar Standards by Suffolk. I get the shanks nailed to give me a custom fit.
Do you remember your first recital?
Yeah - I was a "black cat"! My favorite part was getting to wear a tail on stage
Share one thing we may not know about you.
I enjoy exploring design, architecture and fashion in my free time. It’s how I fuel my creativity and how I’m inspired by mainstream influences.