About the Company

Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine in one of her Myrta head shots.
Ballerina Pointes
The company began in 2016, in co-heasion with its sister tutu site,
Tutu Ballerina.com
Currently the website design is written & created by
Therese Vaux de la Fontaine
Including the gathering of the collections of pointe shoes varieties, manufacturers, online shops, importers and tutus.
About The Author
Therese de la Fontaine, (for short), danced as a ballerina in the United States and Europe with many ballet companies throughout her career.
She has danced many principal roles; from classical period pieces such as Les Sylphides and Fille Mal Gardee in the United States, to Nutcracker's Clara in Switzerland and even danced more exotic ballerina roles such as Scherazade and the Firebird in Germany.
Being known for her comfortable dancing style, in many character story ballets; in her earlier years. Which led her to include in her repertoire; an exciting diversity of contemporary and neo-classical ballets.
Ballerina Therese Vaux de la Fontaine
Dancing in France, in her retirement, 2014.
In the photo collage, she is mostly wearing the Debutante Pointe Shoes's, from Sansha, as well as, Freeds of London pointe shoes, in one or two images, However she is comfortable in many varieties of pointe shoes.
The sports store purchased "debutante" models, do have a tendancy to be a bit boxier, and wider, running with standard shoe sizes. So, more internal stuffing may be required, to avoid the feet from sinking into the shoes.
Ideas to Write
Ballerina Therese de la Fontaines husband Adam in a meadow.
Her husband, a former professional ballet dancer from Zurich, who began dancing at 3 years old, is also an author. He has written for many years with About.com.
He has given her the idea to write about her favourite topic, and of course that will always be about, "Classical Ballet".
"Married" to the dance as they say, well, after many years of dancing, it's true.
When the world's the stage, even this meadow makes fun for dancing also.
Her Career Pointe Shoes
Her "fav" pointe shoes throughout her professional ballet career were Freeds. The reason being, they were light, quiet and perfect for romantic ballets, such as Bournonville's "Viviandiere".
She wore Freeds as brand new shoes on performance days. Barely breaking them in, simply a few bends of the shank, and maybe sawing a portion of the inner shank off first, to create a 1/2 to 3/4 shank.
Because, in those days, only full shanks were available.
When she says, "quiet", well, very quiet... especially for grand jetes, and tour jetes.
The only drawback was they could soften almost too quickly for full lengths, such as, with the Sugar Plum Fairy Variations, one of her principal roles.
So, a bit of a love-hate relationship with Freeds because of the extra sewing involved, and more pointe shoes required along with and the softer-toed fouettes.
Currently she still trains only a little bit, not as often as she should.
When she does train, she wears, Sansha Debutantes, Freeds and another unknown brand name from her collection, possibly from Mikhail Baryshnikov's old pointe shoe line.
Her early Training and School Pointe Shoes
In the beginning of her training, she trained with leather-soled flats. Wearing much tougher pointe shoes from Capezio, the Contempora's and Ultimos, as well as Woessners.
Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine in her Paquita lift with Richard when she was 12 years old.
A lift in Paquita
at 12 yrs old.
wearing ultimo's.
Most of her training shoes were difficult shoes, that often fit incorrectly...meaning the box was either too tapered or too square. In my early training days, very few young women had choices in their pointe shoe styles.
However one of the hurdles in ballet is to make even the worst, whether in costume or shoes, appear as if it was the greatest.
We are designed not to complain, moan or groan or nambie-pam over infintessimal minutia, but rather designed to make the best of any offset situation.
A complementary training in life is classical ballet, a training to accompany any young man or woman into adulthood.
It is not only the valuable compilation of lessons learned and its technical steps,
but also about simple etiquette. Etiquettes in listening, while adhering to the disciplines of an advanced education in dance.
Contemporas were worn for her very first pas de deux, "Paquita".
She was known to be very technical in her earlier professional career, to later being; 'as soft as, a rose that touches the air'.
Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine in her Myrta head shot. It was for her, a "traveling gypsy of a dance career", by living in foreign countries; guesting and joining ballet companies, hosted in other languages, aside from english, & dancing with other proud ballet dancers from around the world.

Therese Vaux de la Fontaine
Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine on pointe in arabesque. Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine showing her adagio arabesque.
Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine showing her adagio arabesque. Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine in her clown pose.
Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine in a pose tendue. Ballerina Therese de la Fontaine in her lower arabesque on pointe.
'as soft as, a rose that touches the air'.