Sundance Selects | Release Date: May 4, 2012
Summary: Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary, FIRST POSITION, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, FIRST POSITION paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. (Sundance Selects)
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Runtime: 90 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.balletdocumentary.com/
Production: First Position Films
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Family, Documentary
Countries: USA, Japan, UK, France, Italy, Canada, Israel, Colombia
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 30, 2012
Director Credit
Bess Kargman Director
Cast Credit
Aran Bell Himself
Gaya Bommer Yemini Herself
Joan Sebastian Zamora Himself
Jules Jarvis Fogarty Himself
Michaela Deprince Herself
Miko Fogarty Herself
Rebecca Houseknecht Herself
Producer Credit
Bess Kargman Producer
Hashem Selph Field Producer
Jennilyn Merten Associate Producer
Nick Higgins Associate Producer
Rose Caiola Executive Producer