Here is a short interview with Roberta, mother of Eden Ryder, who competed in the semifinals of Youth America Grand Prix Ballet. Eden was looking for the costume for an Indian princess, which while looking rich and regal, would allow her to do her routine. As you can see from the pictures, we succeeded – not only is Eden looking gorgeous, but her flawless routine has taken her into the Finals!

What was the special occasion/event you were trying to find dresses for?

The Special Occasion was Youth America Grand Prix ( We were looking for a costume for the Classical Ballet Variation Gamzatti from the Ballet La Bayadere. Eden was going to compete in the Dallas Semifinals. Gamzatti is an Indian Princess so we wanted to look as authentic as possible.

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest global network of dance. It fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films.

YAGP reaches over 7,000 dance students annually by holding workshops, scholarship auditions, master classes and audition classes in approximately 17 U.S cities and 6 international locations. Each season culminates in the week-long New York Finals, where more than 1,200 of the world’s most promising dancers receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunities. The New York Finals closing night “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala features the students showing the most potential alongside the stars of today’s leading dance companies.

What designs did you have in mind?

We were looking for a blouse and skirt for Eden to wear as she performed on stage. Ruby had never done a ballet costume before and was willing to work with us.

What do you like the most about Silk Threads and its staff?

Ruby and the Staff were very professional and finished the project to the very end to make sure we were happy with the final result. The quality of the pieces were outstanding, from the fabric, hand embroidery and color.

Any tips for our readers?

Silk Threads (Ruby) is capable of creating high end designs not only for Indian Weddings but for any event. She can take a vision and bring it to life at an affordable cost.

Thank you Roberta and Eden, for the opportunity to work on

 the Ballet costume – Eden, you looked gorgeous!

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