Who are we?

The founder and Production Manager

Narcís Subatella Sánchez

(Creator of Narcis Dance Free ballet shoes)

Born in Catalonia, Spain in 1986. At the age of 8, he started taking ballet lessons in “Escola de ballet Carles Ibañes” (Barcelona), where he learned the fundamentals of the classical ballet.

In 2003, at the age of 16, he left home to study in “Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza” in Madrid, obtaining the degree in classical dance. In this period, he also attended several workshops to complete his formation.

Between 2005 and 2008, Narcís was hired by some companies and associations where he got his first professional work experiences, such as dwarf in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with the participation of the ballet dancers Tamara Rojo, José Martín and Iñaki Urlezaga, and dancing in Europe danse with choreographies from Nacho Duato and Jiri Kylian.

Since 2009, he has continued to develop as a dancer and in the same year he became part of the ballet ensemble from “Landestheater Detmold” in Germany. During these years, Narcís used his own experience and opinions from many dancers to start researching about new technological materials and manufacturing techniques with the goal to evolve the ballet shoes.        

After making plenty of ballet shoes prototypes, he decided to launch the registered brand “Narcís Dance Free” to share a different type of ballet shoe that he created using the experience and desires of professional dancers.

Assistant and Community Manager

Jérôme Peytour

Born in Limoges, France in 1986. At the age of 8, he started ballet lessons in “Michel Darcy ballet school”. During his formation he participate in many ballet competitions as Biarritz, Tour, Chaville (Paris), etc. 


In 2004, at the age of 17, he started to dance with the “Vienna Festival Ballet” in London dancing many of the classical ballet repertory, Swan lake, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, Coppelia, Nutcracker...

In 2007, he join the ballet company in Barcelona “Ballet David Campos” where he dance the neo classique repertoire of the coréographer as Nutcracker, Turn me On, Sleeping Beauty, Neneledej, etc. He danced as well from 2012 with the company of François Mauduit (ex dancer of Maurice Béjart) Maiastra, La pianiste, Marquis de Cuevas, Soirée de Ballet, etc.


From 2013 he join the “Landestheater Detmold” in Germany, where he meet Narcís Subatella Sánchez, the creator of “Narcis Dance Free” ballet shoes. Since then he give his help, opinion and experience for the company.

Marketing Manager

Cristina Serra

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1994.

After studying the International Baccalaureate in Barcelona, she attended ESADE Business School in order to study Business Administration between 2012 and 2016.

During all those years she acquired experience from internships she did in Commercial and Expansion Departments. Moreover, in 2015 she attended HEC Montréal for one semester as part of the exchange program at ESADE.

In 2016 she joined EAE Business School to study a Master in Marketing Online and E-commerce. She started in Narcis Dance Free, in 2017, when as part of the final master project, she helped design and position the website in SERP (Google) through SEO, SEM and SMO and she is doing so since then.

Collaborating photographers

Special thanks to Drakary’s eye and Pascal Schmidt for their collaboration and great job.

Dakary’s eye (Christian Broallier)

Mail: dakary@orange.fr
Facebook: Christian BROALLIER
Pascal Schmidt

Mail: pascal_schmidt@live.com
Website: http://pascals.tumblr.com/
Instagram: the_schmit

 

MISSION:

Our mission is to listen to the needs of the dancers and to search constantly for new materials and techniques, in order to provide an innovative alternative with high quality, while performing with corporate social responsibility.  

 

VISION:

Our vision is to be known worldwide as a brand that offers innovative products, that inspire the freedom of movement, while adapting to the aesthetic and technical desires of the dancers.

 

HISTORY:

The search of modern and innovative ballet shoes arises as a personal necessity of Narcís Subatella, dancer since he was 8 years old, of achieving comfortable dance shoes that could adapt to any type of foot. With this goal in mind, he decided to listen to the needs of different dancers in conjunction with his own, thus develop a new generation of ballet shoes made to satisfy the dancers’ desires.

Finally, after several years of investigation looking for the best fabrics and manufacturing techniques, the company created two models of ballet shoes, N6 and N7, which they offered the most demanded benefits by the dancers; they are made with breathable material, they adapt to the feet with almost any wrinkles, they are resistant and they will make softer the reception too.

Narcis Dance Free was founded with the aim of sharing and providing innovative and high quality ballet shoes, taking into account the dancers’ experiences and the research and development done by the founder Narcís.

It has been necessary to make a long and meticulous research of different textile manufacturing methods and materials in order to create Narcis Dance Free ballet shoes. Each pair of shoes entail multiple delicate processes that require different techniques, materials and machinery; which means that they only can be done handmade by experienced and versatile people.

Thanks to our own and other dancers experiences’ as dancers, we have designed ballet shoes in which every component is thought to satisfy one or more desires of the dancers.

Our ballet shoes last an average of 3 months of professional work, if used correctly.

COMPONENTS

Technical fabrics

Elastic materials of last generation, adaptable and breathable that will adjust perfectly to the feet.

Foams and silicones

Comfortable insoles that protect the feet, at all times, and make softer the jumps receptions.

Soles

A set of soles of an exclusive and patented design placed in the areas of maximum wear away, with the aim of protecting the feet and the ballet shoes from chafing or blistering, and so it extends the useful life of these.


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