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Pointe Shoes

Trading Pointe Shoes For A Crown

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
Ashleigh Rolle

Tucked away on the small island of Grand Bahama, preparing for the biggest stage of her life is Chivvaun Smith, a young woman who once held the same idealistic gleam in her eye.

Diablo Ballet at 21: Two Shining Stars

Ken Ludden | Posted 05.30.2016 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Diablo Ballet's 21st celebration performance series at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek, California was on May 6th and 7th. Dubbed Celebrated Masters, a series of single works by choreographers Robert Dekkers, Val Caniparoli, Troy McIntyre and Arthur Saint-Leon was presented.

19 Signs You Were A Ballet Kid

Posted 02.14.2014 | Arts

Oh, ballet kids. You spent the greater portion of your formative years in a leotard, sporting a perfectly coiffed hairdo and miming the moves of the S...

Why It Takes 8,500 Pairs Of Pointe Shoes To Put On 'The Nutcracker'

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 12.18.2013 | Style

Everyone is fascinated by what goes on onstage during a ballet, but we wanted to know what happens backstage. How long does it take the ballerinas to ...

En Pointe! An In-Depth Look at the Pointe Shoe

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

The National Museum of Dance has an exhibit about pointe shoes that dancers and dance-lovers will want to check out. We reached out to Assistant Director Sarah Hall Weaver to learn more about it and are excited to share some of the details with you here.

Dance Vicariously With A Principal Ballerina

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

Director Galen Summer knows how to violate personal space. Watching his documentary "Pas De Deux," part of a behind-the-scenes series for the New York...

A Day In The Life Of Ballet Shoes

Posted 04.26.2012 | Home

A baseball player has his bat, a photographer his camera -- every pro has the perfect piece of equipment that helps them excel at what they do. Baller...

BALLET: The Red Shoes, Legendary On Stage And On Film | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A WOMAN'S GLOVED HAND turns the pages of a program, aided by her male companion. The camera assumes their point of view. With this brilliant segue, di...