Ballet22 is a new pick-up company in the San Francisco Bay Area born of one dancer with extraordinarily strong feet. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Roberto Vega Ortiz longed to dance on pointe, but his teachers said that wasn’t acceptable. So he practiced in private. Obsessively. And his pointe work became very, very good.
Carlos Hopuy and Roberto Vega Ortiz in “PointeA2B” choreographed by Ben Needham-Wood. Photograph by Concept o4