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My Perfect Shoes

Six ballerinas discuss why they love their pointe shoes. Kajiya in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker (Photo by Amitava Sarkar, courtesy Houston Ballet) Yuriko Kajiya, Principal, Houston Ballet Foot type: Wide and flat, with long toes Shoe: Capezio Tiffany Customizations: “I like my heels and sides to be lower than those of the stock shoes. One of […]

Are You Ready for Some Football [Players in Ballet Class]?

We’ve all heard that old story about football players taking ballet classes to improve their grace on the field. Yeah, yeah, OK. We’ll believe it when we see it. Well, believe it, guys. Because it really does happen. And it is just as awesome as you’d imagine it to be. ESPN went behind the scenes […]