Breaking Pointe

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  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.2  (627)

Ballet West, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is bursting at the seams with gorgeous ballet dancers and an immense load of drama to go along with them. The real-life drama of a few principal dancers at Ballet West is the focus of the dramatic TV series, Breaking Pointe. At the beginning of the series, the main characters of the show are introduced and we get to learn a bit about the current situations they are in. We also get a taste of some potential problems that could onset as the shows progress. The main characters include the "prima ballerina" of the company, a pair of brothers that have love interests with fellow ballerinas in the company, a new male lead dancer, and a very young, intimidatingly-fantastic ballerina that is new to the company. The drama begins when the director of Ballet West is faced with contract time. Each dancer is offered a contract to stay for another hard-working year or, in some unfortunate cases, fired from the company. We witness the heartbreaking termination of a very likable dancer in the company who happens to be in love with one of the brothers in the company. She is forced to leave town and look elsewhere for work opportunities in other companies, leaving her serious boyfriend behind. Other dancers are offered their contracts and seem to be upset that they have not been promoted, yet all dancers ultimately sign their contracts. Once contracts are completed, the casting for the upcoming concert commences. Most dancers are pleased with their roles, while one in particular is extremely overwhelmed by her numerous roles and responsibilities which leads to emotional and physical exhaustion. The show displays how much pressure for perfection is put on each dancer by themselves, peers, and choreographers. All the hours of strenuous rehearsals and roller coaster relationships comes to a sudden end at the completion of the concert week. The dancers finally have a chance for a break from ballet and take time off to focus on their life away from perfection and mending friendships. Meanwhile, the director of the company ventures out of town to audition new potential dancers to join the company, which can only lead to more competition with the current ballerinas.

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Seasons
The Story of Us
9. The Story of Us
September 16, 2013
With closing night behind them, the dancers participate in a fundraiser in Los Angeles. Christiana and Christopher make a tough decision about their future while Ian leaves Ballet West for good.
It's Time to Face the Music
8. It's Time to Face the Music
September 9, 2013
With closing night of "Cinderella" just around the corner, the dancers continue to put their best foot forward. Meanwhile, Allison and Rex continue to bond, while Beckanne and Chase face the reality of their futures.
This Ballet Is Cursed!
7. This Ballet Is Cursed!
September 2, 2013
The dancers become nervous after a disastrous dress rehearsal. Meanwhile, Rex is still bothered by his foot injury, Allison wonders if Jonathan will show up to her performance, and Christina stays poised for opening night.
Nowhere Near Ready
6. Nowhere Near Ready
August 26, 2013
With contract renewals over, the dancers focus on "Cinderella." Allison seeks support from an unlikely source when Jonathan fails to give it to her. Meanwhile, Beckanne returns to her former ballet school in Philadelphia to seek guidance from her mentors.
Fighting Tooth and Nail
5. Fighting Tooth and Nail
August 19, 2013
The rivalry between Zach and Ian for a spot in the main company intensifies. Allison returns from Detroit more confused than ever about her future. Beckanne confides in her best friend Katie. Meanwhile, the dancers find out if they have a future at Ballet West.
Love Or Ballet
4. Love Or Ballet
August 12, 2013
Adam finally makes a decision regarding Rex's role in "Cinderella." Allison struggles with her decision, especially after Adam gives her unexpected news.
It's Cinderella or Nothing
3. It's Cinderella or Nothing
August 5, 2013
The cast for "Cinderella" is announced. Beckanne struggles to stay motivated while Allison moves toward retirement.
You Can Feel the Tension
2. You Can Feel the Tension
July 29, 2013
Silver takes the dancers to the mountains to relax. Meanwhile, Ronnie struggles with the infection in his foot, while Rex sees improvement in his torn tendon. Beckanne and Chase confront Zach.
It's Not Brain Surgery, it's Ballet!
1. It's Not Brain Surgery, it's Ballet!
July 22, 2013
In the second season premiere, the Ballet West dancers return for tryouts for "Cinderella." Beckanne feels the pressure, while Allison feels torn about where her loyalties lie with the company. Out with a foot injury, Ronnie gets some disturbing news from his doctor that could change his life permanently.
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Ballet West, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is bursting at the seams with gorgeous ballet dancers and an immense load of drama to go along with them. The real-life drama of a few principal dancers at Ballet West is the focus of the dramatic TV series, Breaking Pointe.

At the beginning of the series, the main characters of the show are introduced and we get to learn a bit about the current situations they are in. We also get a taste of some potential problems that could onset as the shows progress. The main characters include the "prima ballerina" of the company, a pair of brothers that have love interests with fellow ballerinas in the company, a new male lead dancer, and a very young, intimidatingly-fantastic ballerina that is new to the company.

The drama begins when the director of Ballet West is faced with contract time. Each dancer is offered a contract to stay for another hard-working year or, in some unfortunate cases, fired from the company. We witness the heartbreaking termination of a very likable dancer in the company who happens to be in love with one of the brothers in the company. She is forced to leave town and look elsewhere for work opportunities in other companies, leaving her serious boyfriend behind. Other dancers are offered their contracts and seem to be upset that they have not been promoted, yet all dancers ultimately sign their contracts.

Once contracts are completed, the casting for the upcoming concert commences. Most dancers are pleased with their roles, while one in particular is extremely overwhelmed by her numerous roles and responsibilities which leads to emotional and physical exhaustion. The show displays how much pressure for perfection is put on each dancer by themselves, peers, and choreographers.

All the hours of strenuous rehearsals and roller coaster relationships comes to a sudden end at the completion of the concert week. The dancers finally have a chance for a break from ballet and take time off to focus on their life away from perfection and mending friendships. Meanwhile, the director of the company ventures out of town to audition new potential dancers to join the company, which can only lead to more competition with the current ballerinas.

Breaking Pointe is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on May 31, 2012.

Where to Watch Breaking Pointe

Breaking Pointe is available for streaming on the The CW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Breaking Pointe on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 31, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (627)