Pointe Shoe Appeal

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Hello, Iím Elisha Willis.

Over the years since I joined the Company in 2004, Iíve been with Birmingham Royal Ballet Iíve learned a range of choreography and ballet skills, but the most essential things I use every day are my pointe shoes. Few people realise that pointe shoes cost £35 per pair and the Company uses over 4,000 pairs a year. Please keep us on our toes by making a donation to our Shoe Appeal.

Thank you.


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We spend over £140,000 each year on pointe shoes. A Principal is allocated up to 20 pairs of pointe shoes per month, often needing a new pair of shoes for every performance. Classical ballets such Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty are particularly hard on pointe shoes, needing multiple pairs for each performance.

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