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.
Cast: Gaya Bommer Yemini, Michaela DePrince, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Aran Bell
Directed by: Bess Kargman
Running time: 1hr 30min
Opens: May 04, 2012 NY/LA
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