A Lifetime of Design
I first started teaching myself how to make dance costumes when I was 16 (1985). I taught myself every aspect of the costume, designing, pattern making, cutting, sewing and decorating. Since then I have made costumes for the winners of every major competition in the world many times over and every level of amateur dancer. I founded Jordy in 1997, since then I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many World Champions over the years including a very long and successful relationship with the 10 times undefeated World Professional Latin Champions Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko.
I have designed and made costumes for national TV and Hollywood movies. Jordy has become a household name to dancers all around the world. I design each of my dresses and suits myself and thankfully, I am surrounded by a very talented team of dressmakers and decorators. I always try to make each costume as close to wearable art as possible but it has to be the right costume for the right dancer, creating a synergy between them. When a dancer puts on a Jordy design I want them to feel the best version of themselves and to feel as though the costume is a continuation of their dance persona.
I will never stop trying to push the envelope of comfort and practicality combined with design and beauty.