Gabriela-Aura Durleci
Gabriela-Aura Durleci
Student at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, dancer at the National Opera House of Bucharest, particularly interested in the new-age economics and business-to-business relations
Pirouettes and Profits: Pointe Shoes Updated

Pirouettes and Profits: Pointe Shoes Updated

Have you ever wondered how ballerinas make executing such delicate movements look so effortless? From the 19th century, when Maria Taglioni was the first ballerina to ever perform a full-length ballet on pointes, this specific footwear was never meant to comfort the dancers’ feet, but only to pleasure the eye of the spectator. But as everything rapidly evolves, the art of ballet had to do so as well. That is when Eliza Minden decided to ease the dancers’ activity by creating what is considered today to be the ‘perfect’ pair of pointe shoes.  More


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