Located at: 14073 Crown Ct. in Woodbridge, VA
Hours: M-F: 11am-8pm - Sat: 10am-6pm - Sun: 11am-4pm

Celebrating 5 years of serving the dance and theatre community! We are so grateful to our customers that have supported us to grow into a new store location with over 4,000 sf. of a large variety of dance shoes, leotards, tights, and more.

Liesl's Dancewear is located in Woodbridge, VA and proudly serves a wide area in Northern Virginia including Manassas, Fairfax, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Lorton, Springfield, Fredericksburg and more.
We are owned and operated by former professional dancers and current teachers, making our customer service the best of the best! Known in the area for our expert pointe shoe fittings, we carry a large variety of brands including R-Class, Bloch, Capezio, So Danca, Suffolk, Virtisse, Body Wrappers and more.
We are happy to provide an online store to the larger community as well as local that can purchase online and pick up in the store. In some cases, our staff is able to provide delivery to studios as well.

Meet Our Team

Liesl Rinke Balatsenko

Originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Liesl Rinke Balatsenko began her training at Lascu School of Ballet where she had the opportunity to study under many famous dancers and continued training and performing at Orlando Ballet, later joining the professional company under the direction of the late famed Fernando Bujones as well as other well-known directors.  She competed in Youth America Grand Prix and was awarded a scholarship as well as competing in The Paris International Ballet Competition.  Liesl performed with Russian Ballet Orlando before moving to Indianapolis, joining Ballet Internationale and working with world renowned Irina Kolpakova and many other international ballet stars. With Ballet Internationale, she toured China dancing in several different ballets.  Moving to Virginia led to joining Manassas Ballet Theatre where she performed numerous principal roles.  In 2005 she and husband, Nickolai Balatsenko, also a professional ballet dancer, were invited by Russian Ballet Orlando to tour South America performing Cinderella.  She has danced in all the major ballets, from Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle and Nutcracker, to A Thousand and One Nights and so many in between.  She has taught at several ballet schools in the Northern Virginia area and is beyond blessed to be the mother of six beautiful, crazy children.

Nikolai Balatsenko

Nickolai began his study of ballet at the Kiev Academy of Ballet. Nickolai‚Äôs first professional position was with the National Ballet Usti Nad Labem in the Czech Republic, where he stayed for three years before touring with Ballet Classique of Paris and then moving to the Donestsk Ballet. In 1999, he moved to the United States and joined the Washington Ballet. He later danced with Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Ballet Internationale in Indianapolis, Indiana. He toured Seoul, South Korea with Universal Ballet and danced with Atlantic Southeast Ballet in Charleston, South Carolina. Nickolai was also a member of Manassas Dance Company and toured South America where he danced in Cinderella with Orlando City Ballet. He currently teaches at multiple schools in the Northern Virginia area as well as professional videography with Video and Audio Services.

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