Toe Shoe Fund

Keeping the ballet in balance depends on excellence in every element.

Just as musicians and painters use their respective tools as extensions of themselves, our pointe shoes add the final shape and line to a ballerina's character. It is with anticipation that new corps members await their custom-fitted pointe shoes. For me, it was the mark of being a true, professional ballerina and another step towards defining myself as a distinctive artist. The Company is honored to further elevate ourselves in the art of ballet by wearing custom pointe shoes, knowing the time and effort that goes into building each pair. We wear them with pride.

Georgina Pazcoguin, Soloist, New York City Ballet


New York City Ballet’s ballerinas are known for how quickly and intricately they move their feet to execute George Balanchine’s choreography. A year in pointe shoes costs New York City Ballet $600,000. A gift of $90 underwrites one pair and enrolls you in New York City Ballet's Membership Program.

Your gift to the Toe Shoe Fund ensures that every one of the 49 ballerinas in the Company feels at ease and confident each performance.

Please show your support by making a gift online towards these beautiful and essential tools that distinguish classical ballet from all other forms of dance.

Support Toe Shoes

With a gift of $250 or more, we will be delighted to send you a pair of your very own signed pointe shoes with our heartfelt thanks! Please the special fund code "ToeShoeFund" in the Giving Options section on the Donate page.

For more information about the Toe Shoe Fund, please contact Member Services at (212) 870-5677 or email

Thank you for your generous support.