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Gaynor Minden, Inc.
140 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

 

“Gaynor Mindens strengthen the feet and elongate the leg muscles. They facilitate articulate footwork, good balance, and correct technique. Gaynor Mindens shape to the foot, allowing it to become an extension of the leg in a long, continuous line. I recommend them to everyone I teach. They are a must for my students.”
                                                           Melissa Hayden, January 2006

A ballerina of unforgettable brilliance, power, and artistry. Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet for over 20 years, Melissa Hayden originated some of Balanchine’s greatest leading roles, and commanded a huge repertory with that fusion of technique and passion that turns a dancer into a legend. She joined North Carolina School of the Arts's Senior Faculty in 1983 and started recommending Gaynor Minden pointe shoes in 1995.

 

“Gaynor Mindens are excellent for the beginning pointe student. They enable
the dancer to build her own strength in the foot, without overly relying on the shoe. They encourage the correct position of the toes, and provide just enough resistance for a smooth roll-up and roll-down.
     I strongly recommend this shoe—along with good training—as a perfect way to be introduced to the wonderful world of pointe work!
     It’s the shoe of the new generation.”
                                                            Kathryn Sullivan, April 2006

Kathryn Sullivan, master teacher of ballet and pointe. Published author of articles and videos on pointe technique. Respected faculty member at Barnard College and New York University. Teaching pointe at Steps on Broadway since 1991.

Recommending Gaynor Minden pointe shoes since 1995.

 

“I highly recommend the Gaynor Minden pointe shoe for training of young dancers—it is not only the professional who enjoys its benefits. It supports the foot in such a way that the dancer is better able to feel and attain correct alignment on pointe.
     The shoe is superb for students!”
                                                              Mignon Furman, May 2006

Mignon Furman, distinguished, award-winning ballet teacher. Creator of the Performance Awards Program. Founding Director of the American Academy of Ballet.

Recommending Gaynor Minden pointe shoes since 1996.