Colours of the Ballet Shoe – level 2
Traditionally, ballet shoes come in a pink colour, but now a manufacturer will produce them in darker skin tones as well.
This idea came from a black soloist at the Royal Ballet in London. Every time he performed to with bare legs, he had to paint make-up onto his shoes to match his skin. He didn’t want to waste his time, so he went to social media where a ballet shoe manufacturer contacted him.
The colour was even named after the dancer – Eric. More importantly, this paves the way to greater inclusion in the ballet world.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
Do you think ballet shoes should come in more colours?
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