WHY THE NAME "BROCHE" BALLET? (Pronounced BROH-SHH)

A broche (French for the English word brooch) is an ornament fastened to clothing with a hinged pin and catch. Broches are often unique or one-of-a-kind pieces of art that can be worn on otherwise plain clothing, such as suits blazers or coats.

Madeline Albright, former Secretary of State, famously wore themed broches to meetings with foreign dignitaries to have fun, express herself, or even deliver messages, such as when she wore a bug broach to a meeting with the Russians to allude to the "bug" listening device that they had planted.

The power of the broche is in that is is a classic, elegant, unique, and nonverbal way to express yourself, just like dance. The studio is decorated with broches collected from family and friends over the years from all over the world and from many generations to remind you to find and express your own uniqueness.