Sharlott Battin spent 35 years in New York City making shoes, boots and heels of all manner for major theatrical productions on and off Broadway. Her journey through the world of professional theater cannot be defined in a PK talk, but she shows us the highlights of what she has worked on and who has had the pleasure of sporting her kicks.
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