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Exhibit has a ‘pointe’ to make about ballet shoes

“Precious Metal” pointe shoes were designed by Lindsay Miakisz from Ballston Spa. (photo courtesy of The National Dance Museum)
“Precious Metal” pointe shoes were designed by Lindsay Miakisz from Ballston Spa. (photo courtesy of The National Dance Museum)
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It’s the essence of classical ballet, “en pointe,” when a ballerina rises up, standing in perfect balance on the tips of her toes. But she couldn’t do it without her slim satin shoes, the essential tool of her dancer’s art. “They are an integral part of their life,” says Leslie Roy-Heck of Saratoga Springs, who danced with the New York City Ballet for 13 years, from 1976 to 1989. “When I was a dancer, I ...

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