Miami City Ballet on the Runway

It seems like the catwalk has become a sort of second stage for dancers these days. The latest ballerinas moonlighting as runway models are Miami City Ballet's Callie Manning, Suzanne Limbrunner and Adriana Pierce. The three dancers made their fashion debut last Friday while showcasing Palm Beach County-based designer Robin Fleming's DUCHESA couture collection for Miami Fashion Week. Professional catwalk choreographer Sandra Ward had them wear both high heels and pointe shoes, and apparently, after one of the runway rehearsals, the dancers agreed: "Pointe shoes are a lot more comfortable than walking in high heels."