Ballet shoes for black ballet dancers

I read an interesting article on the BBC website this morning about Eric Underwood, soloist from the Royal Ballet and the difficulties he has faced getting flesh coloured ballet shoes to tone with his black skin. The article explains how non-white ballet dancers have been using make-up on their shoes for years so that they tone with their skin. Click on the link below to read the article on BBC site to see how this problem is being resolved  for Eric and others.

Why don’t they make shoes for black ballet dancers?


From Eric’s video (via BBC site) showing him applying pancake make-up to his shoes