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Modernizing the Traditional Ballet Pointe Shoe: A Conversation with Eliza Minden, Co-Founder of Gaynor Minden
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 8pm ET
Join Accelerate Yale for a fireside chat with Eliza Minden ‘81, co-founder of Gaynor Minden and designer of their patented pointe shoe. We’ll learn why she spent 8 years designing a new pointe shoe, and explore her journey building a global brand in spite of the controversy that her innovation sparked in the traditional ballet world.
This event will be moderated by Tanya Rivero Warren ‘95, anchor/correspondent for CBS News and a former professional ballerina for the New York City Ballet. Wendy Maldonado D’Amico ‘93, Director of Accelerate Yale & Yale Angels, will lead the live Q&A. This event is co-sponsored by YaleWomen and Yale Museums, Arts, & Culture. It will be recorded and the replay will be shared with all registrants.