The pointe shoe–that modern marvel of fabric, paper, and glue that allows ballerinas to dance on the tips of their toes–has come a long way since the days when GISELLE debuted in 1841. Listen as Associate Artistic Director Michelle Martin talks about the evolution of this essential piece of dancewear! #GiselleATX

This page features a ballet video titled GISELLE: Getting to the pointe!. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include Ballet Austin. Choreography featured in this video is by .