Young Stars of Ballet

(Rochester, NY) – Young Stars of Ballet, which shares an intimate view into the world of ballet as told by its rising young stars, airs on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The performance documentary peers into the insular world of ballet through the eyes of its rising stars.

Each year, the Indianapolis City Ballet brings together the world's most promising ballet talent, who perform dance standards and contemporary works alongside principal dancers from the nation's top ballet companies. In spite of their age, these teen dancers from Australia, Russia, Japan, France, Italy and the United States hold themselves to extraordinarily high standards. Cameras go behind the scenes to capture the young dancers’ rigorous rehearsals and last-minute warm-ups as they prepare for their first paid dance job. The program concludes with Grand Defile, an elaborate finale performed by more than 100 young dancers.

Photo credit: Gene Schiavone.

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