A new documentary series about the School Of American Ballet called “On Pointe” is set to come to Disney+ according to Variety.

This new series will follow a year in the life of students at the New York City school as they go through rigorous training, auditions and preparations for the New York City Ballet’s annual performances of “The Nutcracker.”

The show is being created by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein from Imagine Documentaries and Matthew O’Neill from DCTV.  With Larissa Bills producing and directing the series, which will consist of 6 episodes.

Ron Howard said about the series:

I am in awe of the tremendous talent and commitment of the young student dancers and instructors at the prestigious School of American Ballet.  I am honored Imagine is part of the team trusted in sharing their inspirational stories with the world for the first time.

With Carrie Hinrichs, executive director of SAB, saying:

The dedication, artistry and accomplishment that is on display at SAB on a daily basis is nothing short of remarkable, and yet we have always been extremely reluctant to allow any invasive film production that would interfere with our focused daily training.  In Imagine and DCTV, we believe we have finally found the perfect partners to tell SAB’s story without compromising any facet of our mission.

What do you think of a new ballet documentary?


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  1. Jane Molloy November 8, 2019

    I suggested that you try to get the Shirley Temple movies. They have good story lines, singing and dancing!

  2. EBW November 28, 2020

    My daughters have studied ballet for over ten years. Their instructor is an exacting individual. Many professional ballet dancers consult her for correcting bad form and bad habits. We’re eager to see “On Pointe,” because the instruction at SAB is likely to reflect the same high standards as those we enjoy.