Ballet Black help create shoes for non-white dancers
Pointe shoes in brown and bronze shades are being made in the UK for the first time.
Ballet Black, whose dancers are all of black and Asian descent have worked alongside shoe manufacturer Freed to create the new shoes.
Dancers Cira Robinson and Marie Astrid Mence spoke to the BBC about what it means to them during rehearsals for their latest show.
Producer: Claudia Redmond
Video journalists: Rob Taylor, Emily Wolstencroft, Fatma Wardy