Every year the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey Michigan has a Christmas Open House. The ballet dancers decorate their shoes to raise money for their summer classes. I purchased this ballet toe shoe. It was made by Joyce Richey. I got to pick from about 20 different styles. They were all decorated differently. The creativity was amazing. This ballet shoe hangs in my studio as a very creative piece of artwork. It also represents those young individuals with a passion for what they do and the hard work they put towards achieving their goal.