Brought Together by a Love of Dance
Suffolk was formed in 2012, when Suffolk Pointe Company, the world’s premiere pointe shoe brand, merged with Spotlight Dancewear, the largest single store offering dance shoes, accessories and apparel in Texas. The joining of these two leading dancewear companies allows the new Suffolk brand to bring the best in high-end pointe shoes, luxury dance apparel and accessories to dancers and dance retailers around the world.
Our founders, Mark and Keri Suffolk, first met when Keri’s company, Spotlight Dancewear, began stocking and fitting Suffolk Pointe Shoes. As their business relationship grew, Keri became the U.S. distributor for Suffolk Pointe Company, which was established in England in 2000. A former dancer with a background in fashion design and purchasing for uspcale retail, Keri recognized the quality and potential for growth in the Suffolk brand. She encouraged Mark to expand the product line.
Soon, the two were collaborating in the development of new shoe styles to accommodate a range of dancers’ needs, as well as a luxury dance apparel collection. Mark, a former engineer with more than 30 years of experience in pointe shoe manufacturing, personally designs each shoe in the Suffolk collection, and oversees production to ensure quality control. Keri continues to lead the company in sales, product line development, and U.S. distribution.
After working closely for a number of years, Mark and Keri found they had more in common than a passion for the best in dance apparel. They were married in March of 2012, and made the decision to join their two companies later the same year. Keri’s store, which has been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex since 2003, was rebranded as Suffolk Dance Boutique, and is now the flagship store for the Suffolk brand. Suffolk Dance Boutique carries a wide range of dance apparel and accessories from Suffolk and other top dancewear brands.
Professional dance companies, dancers and dance retailers can now find the highest quality pointe shoes, dancewear and accessories from one source: Suffolk. We have a strong history of providing the best in service and products to the dance community — and we look forward to an even more exciting future.