Finally, shoes for nonwhite ballet dancers

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00am

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In ballet, your pointe shoes must match your skin color. Until recently, people of color had to "pancake" their shoes with foundation and powder to match their feet. Marco Werman speaks to Cira Robinson about her dance company’s collaboration with a shoe manufacturer to make pointe shoes in a range of colors.