BeckiAlvaro - Happy Ballerina

Hello, and thank you for visiting Happy Ballerina!

So how did I come to start a custom tutu business?  Well…I am a work-at-home mother of 3 beautiful little girls, Sophia, Isla and Natalie.  That’s right, I have 3 girls…of course I make tutus!  Initially I made a few for my youngest daughter’s newborn photos.  Nothing fancy…just something to look nice in pictures.  After that I started making tutus for my oldest daughter, Sophia, for dance classes after seeing the underwhelming tutu selection at our local dance wear vendor.  Then it came to me, ” Hey” I thought, “I can do this!”.  As I continued to make tutus for our family photo shoots and Sophie’s dance classes I noticed that they started to get quite a bit of attention from friends, family and dance mom’s alike…which of course turned into requests and orders.  Urged by friends and family to do something with this new found success, I decided that a website was the way to go and that’s how Happy Ballerina was born.  I have been fortunate enough to sell custom lines with several boutique vendors here in Wilmington, NC in addition to our Etsy and on-line retail site.  So here we are, on the web and ready to take your custom order for handmade, custom designed tutus, tutu dresses, superhero capes, costumes and accessories.

When I am not chasing my 3 little ballerina’s around, or “tulleing” away in my home office, our family can be found at the beach or enjoying one of the many family friendly activities here in beautiful Wilmington, NC.  In addition to “being crafty” I love to read, cook, garden and enjoy spending time with our family and friends.  I am an Optician by trade, but decided that I would stay at home after my middle child, Isla, was born…but I still can’t help adjusting everyone’s glasses for them.  By day I am a freelance web and social media manager specializing in small business consulting, marketing and event planning.  In 2012 I also founded continue to host the quarterly Cape Fear Mix & Mingle to help promote local small businesses and encourage local entrepreneurs to get together, network, sell their items and expand their market bases all while raising money for local non-profits and charities in and around the Wilmington, NC area.

So, enough about me…time for you to go shopping. Enjoy!


Becki Alvaro
Owner, Happy Ballerina

My Happy Ballerinas!