Why don’t they make shoes for black ballet dancers?

BBC News – Ballet shoes are made in flesh tones so that they blend into the dancer’s skin to make their legs look seamless and give the illusion they are dancing barefoot. The flesh-coloured ballet shoes we see now with satin and ribbons date back to the 1820s when pointe shoes were created, says Anna Meademore, archivist at the Royal Ballet School.


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