"Pointe shoes are not just a commodity, they are a necessity... My shoes mean trust and freedom. I can perform safe in the knowledge that my shoes fit me to perfection and will allow me to move in the way I want to. They are the tools of my trade and are always there for me" - Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director and Lead Principal, English National Ballet
What our dancers wear on their feet is essential to their craft. The correct footwear enables them to perform at their very best.
Female dancers can go through up to three pairs of pointe shoes in just one performance of a full-length ballet. With the most expensive pair of pointe shoes costing around £40, it quickly adds up and each year English National Ballet spends over £145,000 on pointe shoes.
We hope you will consider making a donation towards our Pointe Shoe Appeal. Your gift will help English National Ballet's dancers as they prepare.
How you can help
£1,000 can pay for 25 pairs of pointe shoes for one dancer
£400 can pay for a month's allocation of pointe shoes for one dancer
£80 can pay for two pairs of pointe shoes
£40 can pay for one pair of pointe shoes
£10 can contribute towards pointe shoe ribbon or toe tape
Thank you very much for generously supporting our Pointe Shoe Appeal. To find out more about supporting English National Ballet please contact the Development Team on or call 020 7590 2950.