(Image by Erik Ostling, via The CW website here.)
You’ve seen them on stage, now see them behind the curtain! This month Ballet West will make its television debut in The CW’s highly-anticipated Breaking Pointe docudrama. We’re all so thrilled! Filmed during the 2011-2012 season, this show promises to captivate audiences with a behind-the-scenes view of life as a professional dancer.
The show is scheduled to premier Thursday May 31 at 7:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time) on The CW. (Channels 15 or 30 for the Salt Lake area. Episodes will also be rebroadcast each following Monday at the same time.) Casting producers for the show considered some 15 companies before settling on our very own Ballet West. The show focuses on the physicality and art of ballet, while highlighting the social interactions and drama that often accompany a tightly knit group of dancers.
Catch up on all the latest publicity:
Ballet West, Breaking Pointe Press Release – 3/7/12
Dance Spirit, Ballet West’s Beckanne Sisk on Breaking Pointe – 5/18/12
Salt Lake Tribune, Ballet West Exposes Itself, on TV – 5/22/12
Campus Circle, Breaking Pointe to Premiere on The CW Network - 5/24/12
KSL News, International TV Series Follows Ballet West Dancers – 5/28/12
NY Times, They Already Know they Can Dance, and They Want to Be Stars – 5/29/12
Joffrey Blog, Ballet West’s Breaking Pointe – 5/30/12
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ballerina Allison DeBona on Pointe for Reality Show - 5/30/12
Deseret News, Cameras Go Behind the Scenes at Ballet West in New Reality TV Show – 5/30/12
(Image by Erik Ostling, via The Salt Lake Tribune website here.)
Visit The CW website here for show times, photos, videos, and dancer bios.
We may be featured on a TV show, but Ballet West is still a nonprofit arts organization. Help support the artists you love by donating here. Dancers will be notified of all donations made in their honor.
Meet the artistic director, Adam Sklute, and some of the highlighted dancers from the show in the interviews below.
- Ballet West Development Team