Pancaked ballet shoes worn by Stella Abrera in January 2018

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 8/12/2021

These shoes, worn by dancer Stella Abrera in a January 2018 production of The Nutcracker, have been pancaked to match Abrera's skin color. When they are dancing without wearing tights, dancers pancake their shoes to match their skin color.Stella Abrera joined the American Ballet Theatre in 1996 and was appointed as a principal dancer in 2015.

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