How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes Each Season The Royal Ballet dances through thousands of shoes at a cost of over £250,000. A gift of £39 to our annual Pointe Shoes Appeal could buy one pair of pointe shoes for a Royal Ballet dancer.

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A fun day making up my friend Roberta Marquez, principal dancer at the Royal Ballet resulted in this dramatic, Bollywood/Arab/Classic Ballet make-up mash up! Hanging out in Roberta’s predominantly pink dressing room backstage is like being in a little girls dream….. right down to the pink TV and Audrey Hepburn videos. Hope you enjoy it […]

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En Pointe!- A ballerina’s life is spent on the tips of the toes. In this meditative mini-doco, three dancers from The Australian Ballet take us through their personal pointe-shoe prep routines and wax reflective about nurturing their feet. Produced by The Apiary for The Australian Ballet.

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