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Igone de Jongh

Principal Dancer - Dutch National Ballet


“When I am on stage in Gaynor Mindens, I don’t worry about my shoes — I know that the shoe will be there, unchanged and consistent, for each step. This frees me to focus on the artistry of dance, which is why we’re doing this to begin with! These shoes are great for classical roles when you need a lot of support and stability, and they are surprisingly flexible in contemporary pieces where I need more mobility in my feet. After years in these shoes, I wouldn’t dance in anything else!”

Photo by Angela Sterling.