When Gaynor Minden started in 1993 we had a few dozen customers. Today tens of thousands of dancers have voted with their feet and honored us by choosing our pointe shoes. Some are among the finest dancers on the planet, no exaggeration. From the Boston to the Bolshoi, from A.B.T. to the Royal to the Mariinsky, you'll find Gaynor Mindens.
Some of these ballerinas have agreed to become Gaynor Minden Artists and appear here, and in our advertisements. These dancers have worn Gaynor Mindens for years, and they wear them exclusively. We provide an honorarium for the use of their images, but we never pay dancers to wear our shoes. It's their choice.
Equally gratifying: great teachers and artistic directors advocate them too.
Here are some of the outstanding artists who use and recommend our shoes.
Click the pink arrows to move the carousel; click each Artist's Page to read her story
and be inspired.
Watch them talk about their shoes on their Dancers Speak videos.