A love of crafting was instilled within me from a very young age.  Growing up in a family of circus artists, some of my earliest memories are of my mother sewing costumes and  knitting clothing for me and my brother.  My father was very talented in sewing, painting, and woodworking, and I remember thinking he could make anything imaginable with his own hands.  The world of handmade things truly fascinated me. I learned to knit when I was 5 years old and my love of crafting really came alive. With my life predominately focused on being a professional ballet dancer, I have always wanted to explore this other creative world.                                                             


I made my first knitted ballet warm-up when I was 18 years old. That was a long time ago!  At the time I started dancing professionally it was very hard to find some cute dancewear, so we had to be creative.  Years later my husband Mindaugas, also a professional ballet dancer,  asked me if I could make him a wool warm up and I agreed. Many other orders followed. Arleo Wear was founded  in August of 2013.  

What You Need To Know About Arleo Wear 

Arleo Wear is a line of dancewear created by a professional ballet dancer Vilia Putrius.

All of the items are made-to-order from the options available on the website. Allow approximately from 2 to 6 weeks for your item(s) to be made. 

We ship worldwide from Providence, Rhode Island

All of the warm ups are handmade in the USA using only the finest yarns.


 If you have any questions or special requests, please don't hesitate to contact Vilia at

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