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On the Move

Stepping out in 2021's pre-fall fashion has a new meaning when you are entering the next part of your ballet journey featuring Marcus Ian Taylor (Golden State Ballet and Pilates)

Marcus Taylor (14) has steadily been on ballet’s radar finishing this year as the first-place winner of Youth American Grand Prix 2021 finals under the direction of Cindy Huang and Raul Salamanca, co-owners and directors, Golden State Ballet and Pilates. We had the pleasure to shoot Marcus this summer before he leaves for Academie Princess Grace in Monaco. Marcus is a hard-working, diligent, and breathtaking dancer. This editorial celebrates his transition into the next phase of his dance career by showcasing pre-fall fashion 2021.

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We wrote about Marcus’ GoFundMe campaign earlier this week to raise the finals funds he needs to achieve his dream of becoming a principal dancer by continuing his training at the prestigious Academie Princess Grace.

You can donate to his campaign below.

Marcus attributes his success and continued progression to a multitude of dance education programs, teachers, and facilities that have given scholarships and tirelessly worked with Marcus. Creating the next generation of exceptional dancers is not without the generosity of the many. You can find the list below of all the dance educators who have provided him with his training:


Golden State Ballet (Raul & Cindy)
Flexibility with Paloma
•David King with A Ballet Education 
Norbert De La Cruz III
Adiarys Almeida & Taras Domitro
Ballet Arte (Sara & Erlends)
Geoff Gonzalez 
The Dallas Conservatory (Jacqueline Porter)
Step to Dance (Olga Ginzburg)
Danceology (Niki Lucia & Nick Meola)
•Igor Yurlov
Elena Baltovick
Grand Premier Invitational 
•Frederique Scherrer Rose
•The Company (Shai Rosen)
•Lynch Ballet Institute 
Maxim Tchernychev
Sayat Asatryan (his first ballet teacher)

Marcus Ian Taylor is wearing: Lulu Lemon Pants and Air Force One, his own.
Additional clothes and styling: Prada, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Express, Adidas Yezzy’s, Gucci, Dior, Stratford.
Luggage: Vince Camuto.