The roster of major Hollywood films about classical ballet expands to three with this young-skewing soap opera. Eighteen-year-old Jody (Amanda Schull) auditions for the school of the American Ballet Company (clearly based largely on the world-famous
New York City Ballet), and after being accepted gets a crash course in the cutthroat realities of professional ballet. Her fellow students are the best of the best, and only a handful will be accepted into ABC after the all-important, end-of-term workshop performance. Jody's dormmates are Maureen
(Susan May Pratt), the sort of humorless dance student derisively called a bunhead, and Eva (Zoë Saldana), a hugely tale...