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  • Series Premiere Date: May 30, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  • Summary: The world of professional ballet dancers is explored with the dancers of Ballet West in Salt Lake City.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Documentary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    May 30, 2012
    80
    Though the show takes the dancers' work at least as seriously as it takes their relationships, you won't need to know a pliƩ from a pirouette to appreciate the drama, and yes, the touch of class, in Breaking Pointe.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    May 31, 2012
    75
    The injuries are extreme, the dancing gorgeous, the dancers young and beautiful, and the slogan the best on TV: "Blood, Sweat and Tutus."
  3. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    May 29, 2012
    67
    This reality show tries to do the same [tap into the endlessly fascinating world of ballet], following Salt Lake City's Ballet West, but it doesn't bring much new drama to the table.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    May 31, 2012
    67
    What separates this cast from just about every other real-ity show is that these people are chasing something larger than themselves, more vital to them than fame or money--that brief moment of perfection onstage, achieved after years of study and practice.
  5. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    May 30, 2012
    67
    The feel is more documentary than "reality" show, which some viewers will appreciate and others won't.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    May 30, 2012
    33
    It shows only scant signs of life while also failing to be all that revealing about the unique profession it depicts.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 8, 2012
    9
    Interesting on many levels and dispells at least two of the main stereotypes about ballet - one that the whole thing is just silly frou-frou and the second that all male dancers are gay. The training and athleticism is so tough and the climb so hard - it's a wonder that it's all so lovely in the end. 4 stars Collapse
  2. Jun 1, 2012
    7
    Not bad at all for a reality show. I think the fact that it's set in Salt Lake City instead of, let's say, Manhattan, helps you focus more on the company and less on the salacious nightlife of the individual dancers. I happened upon this show, not really wanting to pick up another summer show, but I think I'll give this at least another couple episodes. Expand