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Ballet Black

Pointe Shoe Appeal

Our dancers go through a LOT of shoes in a season: pointe shoes, coloured shoes, Jazz shoes and even high heels! Can you help us keep our dancers on their toes by making a contribution to the Ballet Black Pointe Shoe Appeal?
Charity Registration No: 1101599

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Historic moment in British ballet history

This year Freed of London have teamed up with Ballet Black founder and artistic director Cassa Pancho MBE and Senior Artist Cira Robinson to create the first skin tone pointe shoes, handmade in the U.K. for black, Asian and mixed race dancers.

Read more here: https://balletblack.co.uk/freed-pointe-shoe-collaboration/

How your donation can help.

£1000 will pay for one of our female artist's pointe shoes for a whole season

£500 will pay for leather or canvas shoes for one of our male artist's for a whole season

£40 will pay for one pair of pointe shoes for a female artist

£20 will pay for a pair of canvas shoes for a male or female artist

£10 will pay for ribbons, elastic and dyeing our shoes



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Clare LF

5 months ago


Heidi Hall

7 months ago


Cynthia Wainwright

9 months ago

Congratulations on the wonderful work. I’ve only just discovered you via this weekend’s FT. Just marvellous!


+ £10 Gift Aid

Elizabeth Morris

10 months ago

Such an important step, fantastic work!


+ £7.5 Gift Aid


11 months ago

Wish I could give at least 1/5th of the amount you are seeking! But proud to witness outstanding exemplar pointe-work (landing everso quietly as should be), a ballerina wearing one of "my" shoes. x

About the charity

Ballet Black
Ballet Black

We are a professional ballet company for dancers of black & Asian descent. We bring ballet to a more culturally diverse audience by celebrating black and Asian dancers in ballet. Our ultimate goal is to see a fundamental change in the number of black & Asian dancers in mainstream ballet companies

Charity Registration No: 1101599


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Pointe Shoe Appeal

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