You know we’re obsessed with dancers’ pointe shoe prep. But without a strong articulate foot to bring it to life, a pointe shoe is just a shiny pink boot. Cue New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette in a behind-the-scenes video for Allure. Rather than talking about her shoe prep, she goes into detail about […]
Is there anything more mesmerizing than watching a ballerina prep her pointe shoes? We’re endlessly fascinated by the destruction, alterations and care that go into achieving that perfect fit. In this video, National Ballet of Canada first soloist Jenna Savella gives us a glimpse into her own preparatory process. Darning, three-quartering and shaving the […]
Four ballerinas walk us through their pointe shoe rituals.