Dancing Boutique’s Merlet Brand Ambassador

Merlet Diva Pointe Shoes

Born in Tunbridge Wells Sophie Medvedev began her dance training locally before becoming a Junior Associate at the Royal Ballet London. At the age of 11 she began full training at Elmhurst Ballet school which is where her relationship with Dancing Boutique really began. She trained there for 8 years and in her graduate year was able to perform with Birmingham Royal Ballet. She then went on to dance with various companies around the world including Croatian National Ballet and Royal Swedish Ballet.  

Sophie is currently a part of International Arts Collective and, when able, tours with Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet company. She founded the wells academy and SYM dance teaching both locally and further afield.  

She discovered Merlet pointe shoes a few years ago through Dancing Boutique and haven’t looked back since. She loves the comfort and as well as the support they give her and is proud to be an Etoile Merlet and work alongside Dancing Boutique. 

Manufacturer since 1974, Merlet dedicates its know-how, its energy and its passion of the dance to the design, the innovation and the manufacture of slippers and shoes of dance, in the tradition of the master shoes. 

It is with a careful attention to detail that Merlet works every shoe and combines tradition and modernity brilliantly. Each pair is carefully developed in our workshop in Verneuil-sur-Vienne, near Limoges, and is carefully controlled to ensure that dancers have a product of perfect quality and finish. . 

Dance is a demanding art. Aware of the need to always acquire new techniques and adapt to the expectations and needs of dancers of all levels, Merlet reinvents itself every day by offering new products, imagined and created from a dancers requirement. 

Dancing Boutique are delighted to offer our customers Merlet Pointe Shoes. In stock we offer their professional range with the Diva and the Diva (hard)  and the Merlet Rose which is ideal for beginners.