Breaking Pointe

Breaking Point rips back the curtain on the inner workings of elite Salt Lake City Ballet Company, Ballet West. It obliterates the notion that ballet is a dated art form and shatters pre-conceived stereotypes about the men and women who give their lives to the world of ballet. Beneath their perfect exteriors, these dancers have the toughness of linebackers, punishing their bodies to achieve perfection and dancing through injuries and pain.

Returning for its sophomore season, this critically-acclaimed docuseries rips back the curtain on the inner workings of the elite Salt Lake City ballet company, Ballet West.  BREAKING POINTE obliterates the notion that ballet is a dated art form and shatters pre-conceived stereotypes about the men and women who give their lives to the world of ballet.  Underneath the tights and tutus lie warriors who battle in a gritty world of extreme athleticism, focus and dedication while hunting for the unattainable…perfection.

Breaking Pointe's Christiana Bennett. (Photo: Erik Ostling/ ©The CW 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

Breaking Pointe: Just Like Center Stage!

In 2000, some of the most memorable ballet dancers hit the screen. No, these weren’t real ballet dancers — although some of the actors were professional ballerinas. Center Stage became a cult dance movie and I [...]

06/18/2012

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Rehearsal Pressure Mounts

CW69–06/18/2012

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Tempo Tantrums

During rehearsals for their upcoming performances, Allison and Ronnie find themselves struggling, while Beckanne sails through the challenging preparation effortlessly. Meanwhile, Rex has a showdown with Allison when he finally confronts her about their relationship [...]

06/15/2012

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Who Will Land The Leading Role?

After grueling rehearsals, Adam holds casting auditions to decide who will dance the lead roles on stage in just two weeks. The dancers go head-to-head and when casting is announced there is major emotional fall [...]

CW69–06/12/2012

Breaking Pointe's Christiana Bennett. (Photo: Erik Ostling/ ©The CW 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

Breaking Pointe: Riveting Reality TV On Ballet West

There’s heartbreak in The CW’s new summer program, “Breaking Pointe,” a show that gives us access behind the curtains to the Salt Lake City Ballet Company, Ballet West. There are no villains as you’ll see [...]

CW69–06/04/2012

Come To The Dark Side

For the first time ever, the beauty and grace of ballet, the world’s preeminent dance form, will be brought to television. Viewers will also see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, [...]

CW69–05/21/2012