Chicago Dance Photography: 2014 Tia &emdash; Leni-1885-Tia
Chicago Dance Photography: 2014 Tia &emdash; Leni-1878-Tia
After trying on a variety of brands and styles with our fitter, Tia decided on the Russian Pointe Almaz pointe shoe. This winter, she played Clara in the Bloomington Twin Cities Ballet Nutcracker. The choreography called for many piqués and she felt that she was going over the box a bit too much. She tried the Almaz and immediately felt more balanced and supported en pointe.

Thanks for visiting, Tia! And please let us know how those pointe shoes break in for you!
See more photos from our impromptu photo shoot at CDS with Tia here.