Inspire Your Little Ballerina! (Barbie Doll & DVD Giveaway!)


Tony L Smoaks #1735


My little girl is all about girlie things! So cute! And nothing says ballerina like PINK tutus!! And yes, my daughter has a pink tutu!! :)


Twelve years, 25 titles and 110 million+ DVDs sold to date, global icon Barbie continues her reign of top entertainment for kids with the Spring 2013 release, Barbie in The Pink Shoes DVD, and accompanying toy line. How exciting!!

Barbie celebrated her DVD  launch by teaming up with professional ballerina Jenelle Manzi of the New York City Ballet to bring you all some answers to some questions I asked her! You can hear them, by checking out the video below! What a fun interview!!

Jenelle Manzi Joins Shop With Me Mama!!

Through the help of motion capture technology, Jenelle’s dance moves are featured in the movie and contributes to a supplemental video which shows girls how to do the movie’s dance moves!

My little girl received Barbie™ as Kristyn™ and the fun and entertaining Pink Shoes DVD!! My daughter of course, loves this doll and video!

Just look at her:

 barbieAbout “Barbie in the Pink Shoes:”

Dance your way to a magical adventure with Barbie™ as Kristyn™, a ballerina with big dreams! When she tries on a pair of sparkling pink shoes, she and her best friend, Hailey™, are whisked away to a fantastical ballet world. There, Kristyn™ discovers she must dance in her favorite ballets in order to defeat an evil Snow Queen. With performances to the legendary Giselle and Swan Lake ballets, it’s a wonderful journey where if you dance with your heart, dreams come true!

 About Jenelle Manzi:

Jenelle was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of four. In 1999, Ms. Manzi began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet. While a student, Ms. Manzi originated a featured role in Christopher d’Amboise’s Tribute, as part of the SAB 2005 Annual Workshop. In December 2005, Ms. Manzi became an apprentice with NYCB, and in February 2006, she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. 


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  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Ballet helps girls build self esteem

  2. steve weber says:

    your child should start around age 3-4.

  3. Maria Iemma says:

    Ballet teaches confidence and girls should start young. My daughter took ballet lessons for a while but then moved to playing the piano and loves it but misses ballet but alas no time for both so she had a choose

  4. I learned that you need to work hard, listen to your instructors, and watch other dancers to become a true ballerina!

  5. EMMA L HORTON says:


  6. Jennelle Manzi was the ballerina behind the Barbie in The Pink Shoes DVD. The process is called motion capture in which records Jennelle dancing; and have those recordings translated into the animation form as Barbie.

  7. Vickie Couturier says:

    she wanted to be a ballerina from seeing the nutcracker as a child

  8. Marlene V. says:

    When she was 4 years she wanted to dance after seeing the nutcracker.

  9. Jenelle wanted to become a ballerina after watching “The Nutcracker”
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  10. I learned that a part of the process to become a ballerina is to watch other dancers for inspiration.

  11. Amanda Alvarado says:

    You need to listen to your body and heart and watch other dancers for inspiration will help you become a ballerina

  12. Stephanie Larison says:

    She knew she wanted to dance at a young age.

  13. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Learned The Barbie Ballerina DVD Was Done By Motion Capture

  14. Barbara Montag says:

    Something I learned – ballet is a great way to boost a child’s self esteem.
    Thank you.

  15. Daniel M says:

    she wanted to become a ballerina after watching the nutcracker

  16. Tami Vollenweider says:

    She wanted to be a Ballerina after watching the “Nutcracker”

  17. Kim Burnett says:

    she wanted to be a ballerina from seeing the nutcracker

  18. Heather D says:

    I loved how she described the process of “being Barbie”. Motion Capture is pretty fascinating!

  19. Lilia Kharabora says:

    Thanks for the chance! I learned that Ballet can help a girl build her self esteem!

  20. nannypanpan says:

    i learned she realized ballet when she saw the nutcracker

  21. Leanne Hill says:

    You do gain improvement from hard work and practice

  22. Suzie Williams says:

    I learned that she fell in love with ballet when she was 4 after seeing The Nutcracker.

  23. ballet is a great way to boost a child’s self esteem

  24. Jennifer says:

    Ballet is not what you think- it’s tough, but it teaches many things like confidence!

  25. april yedinak says:

    I learned that age 4 is a good time to start ballet.

  26. Ed Nemmers says:

    Watching other dancers for inspiration will help one become a ballerina!

  27. She fell in love with ballet when she was 4 years old.

  28. Amber Porter says:

    Ballet can boost your little girls self esteem.

  29. You need to practice daily.

  30. I learned that you need to watch other dancers to get inspiration.

  31. Linda G. says:

    She wanted to be a ballerina at age 4.

  32. The girl knew she wanted to dance at a young age :)