Pointe shoes are more than a ballerina’s most important tool, they are an extension of her art form. They are part of the dancer herself.

Every ballerina has a story to share about her pointe shoes. The way she cares for them, the memories that still make her laugh or cry, her most unforgettable performance. 

If you would like to be part of the story, please consider giving to 
Queensland Ballet’s Pointe Shoe Appeal.

Thank you

Elizabeth Lukeij donated pointe shoes for Neneka Yoshida for a month
Margaret Byrne donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Katherine Rooke
An anonymous supporter donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Hao Bin
Helen F Griffith donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Alexander Idaszak
An anonymous supporter donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Jack Lister
Elin Birks donated one pair of pointe shoes for Tara Schaufuss
Dayrelle Abbey donated three pairs of pointe shoes and ribbon for Teri Crilly
Sally Macqueen donated one pair of pointe shoes for Clare Morehen
Edith McPhee donated pointe shoe ribbon for Vanessa Morelli
Lynda & Ashleigh Frawley donated one pair of pointe shoes for Lisa Edwards
An anonymous supporter donated one pair of pointe shoes for Mia Heathcote
Rhondda Todd donated one pair of pointe shoes for Mia Thompson
An anonymous supporter donated one pair of pointe shoes for Sarah Thompson
The Sim Family Trust donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Zach Fang
Patricia Anderson donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Tamara Hanton
Troy & Karelia Gianduzzo donated pointe shoes for Laura Hidalgo for The Nutcracker
The Goldberg Family Foundation donated pointe shoes for Lisa Edwards for six months
Mary Duggan donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Vito Bernasconi
Ruth Hamlyn-Harris donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Emilio Pavan
Allan & Rhonda Taffs donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Teri Crilly
An anonymous supporter donated one pair of pointe shoes for Phebe Murison
An anonymous supporter donated pointe shoes for Mia Thompson for six months
Lynn Rainbow-Reid donated pointe shoes for Clare Morehen for The Nutcracker
Cynthia Burnett donated one pair of pointe shoes for Sarah Thompson
Pamela Coughlin donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Jack Lister
An anonymous supporter donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Alexander Idaszak
Valerie Cocksedge donated one pair of pointe shoes for Vanessa Morelli
Patricia Chapman donated one pair of pointe shoes for Atau Watanabe
Joan Sheldon AM donated pointe shoes for Sophie Zoricic for one month
Chriss Macaranas donated one pair of pointe shoes for Tara Schaufuss
Pitre & Monique Anderson donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Sophie Zoricic
Ross Krieg donated one pair of pointe shoes and ribbon for Vanessa Morelli
Leonard Sparkes donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Hao Bin
Ann Caston donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Phebe Murison
June Kraat donated one pair of pointe shoes for Lina Kim
Lindsay Standen donated one pair of pointe shoes for Teri Crilly
Dr William H Watts AM & Mrs Lindsay Watts donated a pair of pointe shoes for Georgia Swan
Mary Hill donated one pair of pointe shoes for Atau Watanabe
Mary Hill donated one pair of pointe shoes for Atau Watanabe
Denise O'Boyle donated pointe shoes for Tamara Hanton for six months
Robynne Siemon donated pointe shoes for Yanela Pinera for The Nutcracker
Andreas Obermair donated pointe shoes for Lisa Edwards for six months
An anonymous supporter donated pointe shoes for one month for Sarah Thompson
Beverley Collins donated one pair of pointe shoes for Tara Schaufuss
C Mackay donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Sophie Zoricic
An anonymous supporter donated one pair of pointe shoes for Neneka Yoshida
Susan Wilson donated pointe shoes for Vanessa Morelli for The Sleeping Beauty
Deborah Green donated one pair of pointe shoes for Sarah Thompson
Shannon Lord donated one pair of pointe shoes for Mia Thompson
The Megson Family donated pointe shoes for Eleanor Freeman for one month
Zuzana Dreves donated pointe shoes for Katherine Rooke for one month
Maree Boyle donated pointe shoes for Lina Kim for The Nutcracker
Penelope Fraser-Benson donated a pair of pointe shoes and ribbon for Eleanor Freeman
Brian and Pam Andrew donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Tamara Hanton
H Green donated pointe shoes for Yanela Pinera for The Nutcracker
An anonymous supporter donated a pair of pointe shoes and ribbon for Lisa Edwards
Cynthia Burnett donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Mia Heathcote
Carmel Harris donated four pairs of pointe shoes for Sarah Thompson
Heather Boston donated a pair of pointe shoes for Mia Heathcote
Glenison Cameron donated a pair of pointe shoes for Atau Watanabe
Carol Galley donated a pair of pointe shoes for Georgia Swan
Norman Henderson donated three pair of pointe shoes and ribbon for Neneka Yoshida
Doreen Hoyle donated a pair of pointe shoes for Vanessa Morelli
Jean Hume donated a pair of pointe shoes to Eleanor Freeman
Auriel Perkins donated a pair of pointe shoes to Katherine Rooke
Jane Hirschfield donated a pair of pointe shoes and ribbon to Lina Kim
Cherryl Barnes donated a pair of pointe shoes for Laura Hidalgo
Roslyn Carter donated pointe shoes for Clare Morehen for six months
Shirley McMahon donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Teri Crilly
An anonymous supporter donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Alexander Idaszak
Dawn West donated a pair of pointe shoes for Mia Heathcote
Ashlee & Darcy Basford donated five pairs of ballet flats for Emilio Pavan
Carmel & Darren Brown donated pointe shoes for Sarah Thompson for six months
Stanley Collard OAM donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Lisa Edwards
An anonymous supporter donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Rian Thompson
Alison Young donated a pair of pointe shoes for Tamara Hanton
Savannah M Parry donated donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Emilio Pavan
Barbara Evans donated pointe shoe ribbon for Sophie Zoricic
Kristine George donated a pair of pointe shoes for Lina Kim
Judith Reddrop donated a pair of pointe shoes for Katherine Rooke
Leah Perry donated pointe shoes for Laura Hidalgo for The Sleeping Beauty
An anonymous supporter donated a pair of pointe shoes and ribbon for Sarah Thompson
Patricia Savage donated pointe shoe ribbon for Mia Thompson
Barbara Robins donated pointe shoes for Yanela Pinera for one month
Rosalind Davis donated pointe shoe ribbon for Mia Heathcote
Juanita Hartkopf donated a pair of pointe shoes and ribbon for Teri Crilly
Desmond B Misso Esq donated a pair of pointe shoes for Yanela Pinera
Desmond B Misso Esq donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Liam Geck
An anonymous supporter donated pointe shoe ribbon for Lisa Edwards
Ailbhe Cunningham donated pointe shoes for Clare Morehen for The Sleeping Beauty
An anonymous supporter donated pointe shoe ribbon for Eleanor Freeman
An anonymous supporter donated a pair of pointe shoes and ribbon for Tamara Hanton
Beryl High donated donated a pair of pointe shoes for Laura Hidalgo
E & R Potter Pty Ltd donated pointe shoe ribbon to Vanessa Morelli
Frances Ware donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Camilo Ramos
Rosemary Foley donated pointe shoe ribbon for Georgia Swan
Elizabeth Lever donated a pair of pointe shoes for Neneka Yoshida
Robert and Beverlee Garnett donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Shane Wuerthner
Carolyn Craig donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Tara Schaufuss
Rachel Matthews donated pointe shoe ribbon for Sophie Zoricic
Dr C Davison donated pointe shoes for Sarah Thompson for Peter Pan
An anonymous supporter donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Camilo Ramos
Barbara O’Connor donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes and elastics for Hao Bin
An anonymous supporter donated one pair of pointe shoes for Atau Watanabe
Robin Crebert donated a pair of pointe shoes for Katherine Rooke
An anonymous supporter donated pointe shoes for Yanela Pinera for The Sleeping Beauty
Elizabeth Macintosh donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Mia Thompson
Laurence Deane donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Alexander Idaszak
Elizabeth Tanton donated pointe shoes for Mia Heathcote for one month
Linda Steele donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes and elastics for Zach Fang
Rose Scheimann donated pointe shoes for Eleanor Freeman for one month
Lorelei Bache donated a pair of pointe shoes for Georgia Swan
Barbara Crawford-Campbell donated a pair of pointe shoes for Lisa Edwards
Barbara Bedwell donated pointe shoes for Lisa Edwards for six months
Margot Finney donated pointe shoes for Laura Hidalgo for Peter Pan
Robyn and Ray Hüttenmeister donated pointe shoes for Yanela Pinera for six months
Marilyn Mobbs donated a pair of pointe shoes for Phebe Murison
Christine Moore donated pointe shoes for Tamara Hanton for one month
Mervyn Holland donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Jack Lister
Spencer Routh donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Nathan Brook
Ross Sadler donated pointe shoes for Teri Crilly for The Nutcracker
Philip Bacon AM donated pointe shoes for Clare Morehen for six months
Therese McCabe donated a pair of pointe shoes for Atau Watanabe
Victoria Frederiksen donated pointe shoe ribbon to Lina Kim
An anonymous supporter donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Alexander Idaszak
An anonymous supporter donated one pair of pointe shoes and ribbon for Katherine Rooke
John and Pamela Douglas donated two pairs of pointe shoes for Tara Schaufuss
Jan and Graeme George donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Rian Thompson
Kel and Christine Spencer donated five pairs of flat ballet shoes for Vito Bernasconi
Kenneth Mitchell donated a pair of pointe shoes for Mia Thompson
Kerry Clark donated a pair of pointe shoes for Sophie Zoricic
Michelle Chittenden donated a pair of pointe shoes for Mia Thompson and Neneka Yoshida
Julie Kordic donated a pair of pointe shoes for Lina Kim and Eleanor Freeman
Lynne Masters donated pointe shoes for Sarah Thompson for one month
Gillian Aston donated a pair of pointe shoes for Mia Heathcote
An anonymous supporter donated one pair of pointe shoes for Vanessa Morelli

Did You Know?

Your Pointes in Action

Clare Morehen Pointe Shoe Story
Teri Crilly Pointe Shoe Story
Yanela Piñera Pointe Shoe Story
Lisa Edwards Pointe Shoe Story