Pointe shoes and flats are vital for the success of our artists, supporting them through every step and bourrée of their careers. The synergy between a dancer and their shoes forms the beautiful aesthetic admired by balletomanes everywhere.
A dancer's shoes are as unique as they are - a distinct combination of fabric, thread and glue specific to each artist to ensure the perfect fit. A dancer will often go through several pairs of trial shoes before settling on their perfect pointes or flats. They also develop their own way of preparing their shoes, honed after years of trial and error, and often incorporating tips passed down from dancers who've come before them.
By supporting Queensland Ballet’s Pointe Shoe Appeal, you can ensure that dancers are receiving the best customised support for their feet, and that they can continue to reach dazzling heights on pointe in every performance.
The wonderful world of ballet shoes
Our artists are supported by our Shoe Coordinator Amanda (Mandy) Newman, who liaises with manufacturers to tailor our artists’ shoes if needed, and manages our stock to ensure a fresh pair of pointes or flats is always available. Mandy is also an integral member of our Wardrobe team, responsible for preparing pointes and flats for the stage
For the love of ballet
By supporting our Pointe Shoe Appeal, you’re enabling our dancers to reach their individual artistic heights. Your generous support is deeply appreciated, always!
Donate online, or over the phone by calling 07 3013 6666. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
#Pointe Shoe Appeal Range
All proceeds from the sale of these items go towards Queensland Ballet’s Pointe Shoe Appeal.
Signed Bloch Pointe Shoes
New, unworn Bloch shoes, signed by a Queensland Ballet dancer
Bloch Pointe Shoe Key Rings
Available to purchase from the welcome desk at the Thomas Dixon Centre: Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday – 8am to 2pm, Sunday – 8am to 1pm.