Pointe shoes and flats are vital for the success of our artists, supporting them through every step and bourrée of their careers. The synergy between a dancer and their shoes forms the beautiful aesthetic admired by balletomanes everywhere.
A dancer's shoes are as unique as they are - a distinct combination of fabric, thread and glue specific to each artist to ensure the perfect fit. A dancer will often go through several pairs of trial shoes before settling on their perfect pointes or flats. They also develop their own way of preparing their shoes, honed after years of trial and error, and often incorporating tips passed down from dancers who've come before them.
By supporting Queensland Ballet’s Pointe Shoe Appeal, you can ensure that dancers are receiving the best customised support for their feet, and that they can continue to reach dazzling heights on pointe in every performance.
Finding the perfect pair
Queensland Ballet's Principal Artist, Lucy Green, shares what pointe shoes mean to her and explains how she'll be choosing a perfect pair in the lead up to our longest season and Christmas tradition, The Nutcracker.
Our artists are supported by our Shoe Coordinator Amanda (Mandy) Newman, who liaises with manufacturers to tailor our artists’ shoes if needed, and manages our stock to ensure a fresh pair of pointes or flats is always available. Mandy is also an integral member of our Wardrobe team, responsible for preparing pointes and flats for the stage.
Click here to learn more about Mandy’s role, and shoe preparation for our triple bill, Li’s Choice.
By supporting our Pointe Shoe Appeal, you’re enabling our dancers to reach their individual artistic heights. Your generous support is deeply appreciated, always!
Donate online, or over the phone by calling 07 3013 6666. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.