In 2004 I received the dream assignment, thanks to my dear friend, dancer, teacher and writer, Janice Barringer. She is the one who co-wrote the marvelous resource; The Pointe Book: Shoes, Training, Technique. We were in London with an entire week of exciting assignments and engagements, but a personal highlight was getting a tour of the Freed Factory, outside of London. I arrived with Janice, my cameras and armed with one pair of my custom Freed from ABT as my special calling card. That experience has been unequalled; it was magical.