Freed of London creates pointe shoes for black, asian and mixed race dancers

Dancers Cira Robinson, Sayaka Ichikawa & Marie Astrid Mence. Photo by Tyrone Singleton

Freed of London have teamed up with Ballet Black, a London based Ballet Company for dancers of black and Asian descent to design and creat the first skin tone pointe shoes, handmade in the UK for black, Asian and mixed race dancers.

After over a year in development, Freed of London introduced new colours ‘Ballet Bronze’ and ‘Ballet Brown’ to their core collection this October.

The Freed of London ethos has always been to develop shoes to meet the needs of each generation of dancer and these new colours continue to reflect this.

“I am beyond delighted that Freed has launched these two new colours. Although it may seem like a very small change to the outside world, I believe this is a historic moment in British ballet history and another step forward for culturally diverse dancers across the globe who wear the iconic Freed brand of shoe” I would like to thank Freed for using their platform to help instigate change, and Cira Robinson, Senior Artist at Ballet Black, for her unending dedication to making this possible.” said Cassa Pancho MBE Founder & Artistic Director Ballet Black

Marie Astrid Mence. Photo by Tyrone Singleton
Marie Astrid Mence. Photo by Tyrone Singleton
Dancers Cira Robinson. Photo by Tyrone Singleton
Dancers Cira Robinson. Photo by Tyrone Singleton
Dancers Cira Robinson & Marie Astrid Mence. Photo by Tyrone Singleton. Costume Designer Jean-Marc Puissant
Dancers Cira Robinson & Marie Astrid Mence. Photo by Tyrone Singleton. Costume Designer Jean-Marc Puissant
Dancers Cira Robinson, Sayaka Ichikawa & Marie Astrid Mence. Photo by Tyrone Singleton
Dancers Cira Robinson, Sayaka Ichikawa & Marie Astrid Mence. Photo by Tyrone Singleton
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