On Pointe

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

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“On Pointe” is a docuseries that premiered on Disney+ on December 18, 2020. The series provides an inside look into the world of ballet through the eyes of students training at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City. SAB is one of the most prestigious and renowned ballet schools in the world and is the official school of the New York City Ballet.

The series follows a group of young ballet students as they work diligently to pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers. It showcases their dedication, passion, and the challenges they face in their pursuit of excellence in ballet. The students go through rigorous training, intense rehearsals, and preparation for a special performance of “The Nutcracker” at Lincoln Center.

Throughout the episodes, viewers get an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at the personal journeys of these aspiring dancers, as well as the guidance and mentorship provided by the faculty and instructors at SAB. It also explores the transformative power of ballet in the lives of these talented young dancers.

“On Pointe” celebrates the beauty of ballet as an art form and offers a glimpse into the sacrifices, hard work, and determination required to pursue a career in dance at such a young age. The series captures the emotional and physical challenges faced by the students, the joy of performing on stage, and the supportive community that exists within the world of ballet.

The docuseries received positive reviews for its authenticity and heartfelt portrayal of the ballet world. It has been praised for its beautiful cinematography and compelling storytelling, making it a captivating watch for both ballet enthusiasts and those new to the world of dance.

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  • Director: Larissa Bliss
  • Producer: Larissa Bliss
  • Executive Producers: Matthew O’Neill, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein

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