PO Box 460157
Escondido, CA 92046
Stage Couture was founded in 2005 by Lanette Willis - a lifetime dancer, dance teacher and choreographer, who began costuming for her own advanced students in 2003. “I struggled with costumes for my first few years as a choreographer because the costume companies weren’t providing what I wanted for my teens in terms of style, and hiring a custom seamstress what out of our students’ price range.” Lanette spent hours searching through stacks of costume catalogs, scouring teen stores on the internet and local malls, and though she could barely sew, she even found herself up late at night with a needle and thread! “I thought about the difficulty I was having, and talked to other dance teachers experiencing the same dilemma with teenage students... I also remembered years as a dancer when I had to wear itchy costumes, poorly-fitted costumes, or costumes that I hated…. and I realized there was a need for another costume company.” So she decided to simply start one. Stage Couture’s first collection was launched nationally in 2007, and the company quickly developed a coast-to-coast client list, including the nation’s most prestigious and award-winning dance studios. Check out our client showcase to see costumes in action.
In 2011 Joanna Stypulkowska took over this growing company with passion and devotion to our clients.
What makes Stage Couture so sought-after?
Stage Couture strives to create up-to-the-minute looks, inspired by popular culture, fashion runways, and pioneers in the dance industry.
All of our garments are manufactured in the United States, using high quality fabrics, and high quality sewing techniques. They and are built to withstand the athletic demands of competitive and advanced dancers.
We go above and beyond to make sure your costumes arrive on time. Use our new online features to track your order's progress, or simply contact your personal Stage Couture account representative.
Above all, we have an extreme passion for dance. We LOVE dancers, devoted teachers, creative choreographers, breathtakingly inspirational advanced artists, and students of all levels. We love the thrill of dance competitions, ever so memorable annual recitals, the recent wave of fantastic hit dance TV shows, dance movies, and the quirky clips of unknown artists on YouTube. We love to see the world dancing!! And we want to help it thrive. We work very hard on our costumes to give you that little extra boost of confidence before you take the stage. We want you to love your costumes almost as much as you love this wonderful art form ;)
Thank you to our 2013 Photoshoot Team!!
Photographer: Holly Ireland
Hair & Makeup: Lanette Willis & Stacey Willes
Designs:Joanna Stypulkowska, Lanette Willis