Nao Kusuzaki in Coppelia Houston Ballet Photo by Jim Caldwell

Interviews with four Houston Ballet dancers about their preferred brand of pointe shoes, why they love them, and how they break them in.

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yoiness: “© Lindsay Thomas Brittany Reid as “Summer”, “Cinderella”, Pacific Northwest Ballet ”

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Angela Paul as Autumn in "Cinderella" (Birmingham Royal Ballet). Photo: Bill Cooper - Costumes by John McFarlane

Tutus that Dance: July 2012. For anyone who thinks that stretch tutus are only a second rate version of "proper" tutus, here is Ashleigh McKimmie of Australia winning the Cecchetti International Ballet Competition in Manchester UK last year, in a stretch tutu made by guest teacher Dani Legge.

For anyone who thinks that stretch tutus are only a second rate version of "proper" tutus, here is Ashleigh McKimmie of Australia winning th.

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PNB soloist Kylee Kitchens dancing the role Fairy Godmother in a lavender tulle skirt designed by Martin Pakledinaz for Kent Stowell’s Cinderella. Photo by Angela Sterling. Lesley Rausch showed a wide.

В реальной жизни я не балерина. Я никогда не стояла на пуантах, но я очень люблю танцевать и люблю балет. И хотя в своём воображении я виртуозная балерина, ... при этом, я умею (!) различать мир фантазий и реальную жизнь. / Purple ballerina

Ballet ~ Alyse, as photographed by Dance Portfolios. For my little ballerina.

Evgenia Obraztsova in Emeralds from Balanchine’s Jewels during the Bolshoi’s London Season at Royal Opera House (July – August 2013). Photo by Foteini Christofilopoulou

Evgenia Obraztsova in Emeralds from Balanchine’s Jewels

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Laura Tisserand, principal dancer with Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), will perform the role of Princess Au.

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