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NELA x Air & Grace


The Team at Air & Grace are thrilled to partner with Marianela Nuñez, the Royal Ballet's world-renowned principal ballerina to create her first footwear collection.

For every pair sold, £20 will be donated to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, helping to open up the world of opera and ballet to many more people every year.  


The collaboration was a perfect fit...

When the ballet shoes come off, Nela's all about comfort...

Introduced by our friends at NRBY, Nela quickly became a fan of Air & Grace and collaborating to create her first footwear range was a perfect fit.

Bringing Nela's own unique style together with our signature Tender Loving Air® comfort technology we created footwear perfect for an off duty ballerina who is always on the move.

Made of three high performance memory & recovery foams, hidden inside the shoes. Tender Loving Air has the all important cloud soft comfort that a prima ballerina needs.

A limited edition capsule collection

Footwear perfect for an off duty ballerina who is always on the move.

Easy to wear styles include...

Cru 5.0 a new take on our classic Cru style, a brand new Cru Velvet in sumptous Raspberry or midnight Navy, and the stunning Jessa in Navy - a buttery soft leather boot with an added option of navy velvet laces. 


How does the money raised help?

The money raised from this collection will play a role in bringing ballet and opera to millions of people every year.

From school children learning to sing and dance, to families seeing a performance at Covent Garden for the first time.

We're thrilled to support the Royal Opera House after the pandemic, to create thrilling performances that transport audiences across the globe to new worlds.