Esther Juon

Founder of, Juon Pointe

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ESTHER JUON founded Juon Pointe in 2005 as a New Zealand-based company dedicated to protecting dancer’s feet internationally. Providing the dance community with a correct preparation for pointe pathway, and pointe shoe fitting system, are her priorities.  

Esther’s journey began in Brighton, UK, in 1985. Over the years, she has developed a unique pointe shoe fitting system that respects the individual dancer’s foot anatomy. As part of Juon Pointe, she offers a Mentoring Program that helps dancers pass their international standard Juon Pointe Pre-Pointe Assessment.

In 1995, Esther was invited by Grishko Russia to work with dancers from Bolshoi Ballet Company as a pointe shoe fitter, where she received the Diaghilev Diploma for her pointe shoe fitting system. Esther presented at the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conferences in 1999 and 2014 and is also a member of ASPHA.

Esther provides training to pointe shoe fitters, teachers, and dancers on Zoom around the world as well as volunteering in countries such as Nigeria and India.

Esther frequently collaborates with Dance Health Consultant and Podiatrist Georgina Barr. Through her business Barrina, founded in 2017, Georgina also focuses on correct dancer care, and she works within many dance genres.




Rhea Lwin |

I am thrilled to share my exceptional experience of being mentored by Esther Juon. My journey began when I was introduced to Esther through a principal dancer of a renowned ballet company. Little did I know that this introduction would lead me to a transformative mentorship that has shaped my career in the most profound way.

Esther’s expertise in dancer anatomy and her profound insights into assessing dancers’ readiness for pointe work have been nothing short of remarkable. She guided me through the intricate nuances of foot assessments and full body evaluations, equipping me with the knowledge and skills to determine a dancer’s true readiness for the demands of pointe work. Her meticulous guidance and comprehensive teaching style left no stone unturned, ensuring that I not only understood the techniques but also grasped the underlying principles.

I can confidently say that Esther’s mentorship program is a game-changer for any pointe shoe fitter looking to elevate their fitting skills. Her wealth of knowledge is only surpassed by her kindness and patience in imparting that knowledge to her mentees. The insights I gained from her have not only enriched my professional journey but have also contributed to my personal growth. Esther’s mentorship has been invaluable, and I wholeheartedly recommend her course to anyone seeking to enhance their expertise in pointe shoe fitting and pre-pointe assessments. My gratitude knows no bounds for the fitter I have become today, all thanks to Esther’s unwavering guidance and support. It’s an investment that I can confidently say is worth every penny and more.


Articles from Esther

Pointe to the Future, Part 1
Pointe to the Future, Part 2
Pointe to the Future, Part 3
Pointe to the Future, Part 4
Why to Tape the Feet
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