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Articles tagged with "pointe shoes"

What does a ballet mistress do?

13 March 2017

The traditional image of a ballet mistress is of a harsh disciplinarian, but the reality is somewhat different.

Watch: Why the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty is the ultimate challenge for a ballerina

21 February 2017

Principal of The Royal Ballet Akane Takada perfects one of the most notoriously difficult sections in classical ballet.

Watch: How The Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

22 November 2016

Sewing, cutting, customizing and rehearsing: a lengthy process of preparation keeps our dancers on their toes.

The road to becoming a ballerina

6 March 2015

Through all the step-learning and technique finessing, there's one constant – the ever-present and ever-important footwear.

What's in dancers' ballet bags?

17 July 2014

Marianela Nuñez and Yasmine Naghdi reveal the rehearsal and performance essentials that they can't do without.

Competition: Win tickets to a Royal Ballet in Rehearsal Insights event

25 March 2014

Guess how many pointe shoes The Company use in a week, and share via social media for a chance to win.

Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé on the nuances of ballet footwear

3 March 2014

Royal Ballet artists on dancing in the living room and boots being a dancer's best friend.

Watch: See The Royal Ballet from the perspective of a pointe shoe

13 December 2013

Our film for this year’s Pointe Shoe Appeal follows the life of a shoe from factory to stage.

Watch: How dancers prepare their shoes for the stage

10 June 2013

Mara Galeazzi and Edward Watson give a behind the scenes look at a vital process as part of our Pointe Shoe Appeal

Pointe Shoes Room: A look at the caterpillar’s feet in Alice

28 March 2013

Eight dancers wear custom-made shoes each hand-encrusted with crystals.

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