21 February 2017
Principal of The Royal Ballet Akane Takada perfects one of the most notoriously difficult sections in classical ballet.
22 November 2016
Sewing, cutting, customizing and rehearsing: a lengthy process of preparation keeps our dancers on their toes.
6 March 2015
Through all the step-learning and technique finessing, there's one constant – the ever-present and ever-important footwear.
17 July 2014
Marianela Nuñez and Yasmine Naghdi reveal the rehearsal and performance essentials that they can't do without.
25 March 2014
Guess how many pointe shoes The Company use in a week, and share via social media for a chance to win.
3 March 2014
Royal Ballet artists on dancing in the living room and boots being a dancer's best friend.
13 December 2013
Our film for this year’s Pointe Shoe Appeal follows the life of a shoe from factory to 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
28 March 2013
Eight dancers wear custom-made shoes each hand-encrusted with crystals.
12 December 2012
With over 1000 pairs of shoes needed to stage the ballet, a seasonal gift makes a very practical difference.