Pointe Shoe Preparation

25 minutes
Suitable For All Levels

Ana Turazashvili

Company – The Bolshoi Ballet

Position – Soloist

Schooling – Bolshoi Ballet Academy

In this film, Ana talks through her personal ways of preparing her pointe shoes which she herself uses ahead of going on pointe for her rehearsals and performances with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Ana talks through every step of what she does to her shoes giving practical advice and tips whether it be for preparing brand new pointe shoes or giving new life to an old pair! This tutorial is ideal for those wanting to learn how professional ballerinas prepare their pointe shoes, one of the most important tools for any ballerina! It’s a fascinating film and fun to simply listen to Ana and watch as she goes to work on her shows with her Stanley knife and hammer!

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