First Position

With unprecedented (and exclusive) access to the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest competition that awards full scholarships to top ballet schools, First Position takes audiences on a yearlong journey around the world. At a time when art, music and dance for children are severely under-funded, the film reveals the struggles and success, the pain and extraordinary beauty of an art form so many children across the globe are determined to dedicate their lives to- despite the odds.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Bess Kargman

Cast:

  • Aran Bell
  • Michaela DePrince
  • Joan Sebastian Zamora
  • Rebecca Houseknecht
  • Gaya Bommer Yemini
  • Miko
  • Jules Fogarty

Producer:

  • Bess Kargman

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