Photo Credit: Angela Sterling, Pacific Northwest Ballet

About Orza

Orza set out to create new technology that would focus on injury prevention and dancers’ well-being. Working and developing the shoe with specialists and design engineers worldwide, we built the ORZA Pro One from the ground up. What started as an idea is now a new necessity for the international dance community. 

Orza is thrilled to have the support of long-time friend and current New York City Ballet Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford. Jon is a member of ORZA’s Advisory Board and is joined on the board by Craig Hall, NYCB Repertory Director and Assistant to Choreographer Justin Peck. 

Orza is backed by an all-star team of medical professionals who are leaders in their respective fields. Our Medical Advisory Team includes Marika Molnar, Physical Therapist NYCB; Dr. Phillip Bauman, MD, FAAOS; Selina Shah, MD, FACP, FAMSSM, Dance & Sports Medicine and Karin Steere, DPT, MTC, CSCS University of Puget Sound.

Photo by Angela Sterling of "Carousel", choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Photo by Angela Sterling of "Swan Lake", choreographed by Kent Stowell, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Our Mission

Our mission at Orza is to promote every dancer’s well-being by reducing the chance of injury and enhancing dance performance. Orza aims to achieve this with technologically sophisticated breakthrough dance products like Orza Pro One dance shoes, our innovative patented product.

Orza plans to build on our commitment to shoe quality by continuing to design and manufacture equally innovative dance apparel for professionals, students, and recreational dancers. Orza is for every dancer everywhere.