About the Company
Jacob Bloch, a shoe maker by trade, immigrated to Australia from Eastern Europe in 1931 during the height of The Great Depression. His love of music and dancing took him to the local ballet schools and at one of these schools he noticed a young dancer struggling to stay en point. Jacob promised he would make her a better pair of point shoes to dance in, and so he did. It was 1932 when the first Bloch ballet shoes were made in a candle lit workshop in Sydney, Australia.
Jacob’s reputation for making high-quality dance shoes spread rapidly. In the late 1930s many overseas ballet companies toured Australia, including The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
His effort was so successful that it generated the creation of a full range of dance and dance fashion products. Since that time the rapid growth of Bloch’s reputation has established the brand as one of the most trusted within the industry.
Today Bloch is fulfilling the promise made by its founder all those years ago and expanding into a lifestyle brand.
Over 80 years in business
Company has a presence in Australia, US, UK & Europe with company owned factories in Thailand and Cambodia
Currently sold at leading dance retailers worldwide.
Solid and longstanding company