The women of City Ballet of San Diego dance through over 750 pairs of pointe shoes each Season. With 14 performances, this season’s production of The Nutcracker will require more than 150 pairs of expertly handcrafted pointe shoes.
Each pair costs City Ballet of San Diego $90, and with 55 roles that require pointe work, just one performance of The Nutcracker can cost over $5,000 in pointe shoes.
How could you help?
$20 could provide ribbons and elastic for 4 pairs of pointe shoes.
$90 could provide a pair of pointe shoes for the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
$180 could provide two pairs of pointe shoes for Clara or one pair for two Snowflakes.
$360 could provide pointe shoes for each of the 4 Mirlitons in the Kingdom of Sweets.
$720 could provide pointe shoes for each of the flowers in the Waltz of the Flowers.
$1,080 could provide pointe shoes for each of the Snowflakes.
$5,000 could provide all the pointe shoes for one performance of The Nutcracker.
Thank you for your support!