We are extremely grateful to have the support of Karla Bray and the staff of Capezio in Covent Garden in London and their kind donation of pointe ballet shoes.
Capezio is London’s largest ballet and dance wear store, spread over two floors and located right in Endell Street in the heart of Covent Garden and specialises in all styles of footwear for people involved in dance and movement for either recreation or profession.
Capezio was born over a century ago when Italian émigré Salvatore Capezio opened a small theatrical shoe repair shop a stone’s throw away from New York’s old Metropolitan Opera House.
By the 1930s, Capezio had become a family operation whose footwear was featured on the stages of Broadway.
Moving into the 1950s, Capezio shoes had gained sufficient notoriety to prompt major department stores like Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus to purchase them and Vogue to feature them on their cover.
Today, Capezio is the foremost name in dance. With over 130 years of quality craftsmanship, dedicated customer service and timeless design to its name, Capezio is the brand of choice for athletes and performers, the world over.
As Capezio evolves and extends into the lifestyle category, it is these artists who will champion the brand and foster its ongoing success among dancers and non-dancers alike.
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