Get to the Pointe — ambassador

5 Brands, 1 Dancer (ThePointeShop 2021 Senior Model Search Winner)

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5 Brands, 1 Dancer (ThePointeShop 2021 Senior Model Search Winner)

Josephine fitted our 2021 Senior Model, Keliah, in 5 different brands of pointe shoes for her to try out! Keliah's type of foot tends to twist in a lot of pointe shoes, because the foot does not sit completely straight in the shoe. The first pair Keliah tried on was the So Danca Elektra. This shoe has interchangeable shanks, so they were able to try both with no shank and with the shank. It fit Keliah pretty well, but it was just slightly too tapered. The next shoe they tried on was the Capezio Ava. This shoe looked really good...

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Q&A Friday

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Q&A Friday

by: Sophia Ortega Welcome back to Q&A Friday! Today our Ambassador is 25-year-old Katie Pilone. Attending Butler University was only the beginning for this dedicated dancer. Read more about how her rigorous training led to success.   Where do you currently train? I received my dance training at the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet. I continued my training at Butler University’s ballet program. I also received training at summer intensives like American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, BalletMet, and Kansas City Ballet. I’ve spent the last two years with the Oklahoma City Ballet Studio Company. I am excited to...

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Q&A Friday

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Q&A Friday

by: Sophia Ortega Welcome back to Q&A Friday! Today our Ambassador is 15-year-old Grace Curry. A lover of Russian Pointe, ABT, and growing at her own pace, Curry has a bright future ahead of her. Read below to see what she has to share.   Where do you train? I train at A&A Ballet in Chicago, Illinois. What pointe shoe do you wear and why? I wear Russian Pointe Bravas. I love wearing Russian Pointes because I feel like they  give me a lot of support and stability while I’m dancing. I also like how they feel on my feet. ...

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Q&A Friday

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Q&A Friday

by: Sophia Ortega Happy Q&A Friday! Our first Ambassador in this new series is Holley Johnson. Besides ballet, 18-year-old Johnson is passionate about pursuing her college degree and engaging in issues surrounding social justice. Read below to find out more about this talented ballerina.   Where are you from? I am from Whidbey Island. It is a little island outside of Seattle, Washington. What pointe shoe do you wear and why? I wear Russian Pointe Rubins because I feel very supported. Also, the tip of Rubins are nice and flat which helps me with turns and balance. Who is your...

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