They Already Know They Can Dance, and They Want to Be Stars
The reality show about ballerinas at Ballet West, “Breaking Pointe”, premieres May 31st on the CW at 8/9 pm! Tune in!
“In a cutthroat world with fierce competition,” a disembodied voice says.
“There is rivalry and relationships,” another continues. A young woman later haughtily intones: “Do I think everyone belongs? Probably not. To be the best, it takes passion, sacrifice” — dramatic pause — “and obsession.”
Getting “Breaking Pointe” off the ground proved to be a lengthy process. Casting producers considered about 15 ballet schools, including those of the San Francisco Ballet, the Boston Ballet and Juilliard, before narrowing the pool down to a final three. Ballet West’s prestige and social structure — with only 40 dancers and a relatively isolated setting in Salt Lake City, the company is extremely tight-knit — were key selling points