For the first time ever, the beauty and grace of ballet, the world's preeminent dance form, will be brought to television. Viewers will also see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, competition and intensity that exist behind the scenes at a professional ballet company. For under the tights and tutus lie warriors, who battle in a gritty world of extreme athleticism, focus and dedication, while hunting for the unattainable...perfection. "Breaking Pointe" rips back the curtain on the inner workings of elite Salt Lake City Ballet Company, Ballet West.
For the first time ever, the beauty and grace of ballet, the world’s preeminent dance form, will be brought to television. Viewers will also see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, competition and intensity that exist behind the scenes at a professional ballet company. Led by Ballet West’s Artistic Director Adam Sklute, Ballet West and Ballet West II’s company of 48 dancers includes Principal Artist Christiana Bennett, Principal Artist Christopher Ruud, Soloist Tom Mattingly, Soloist Ronnie Underwood, Demi-Soloist Allison DeBona, Demi-Soloist Rex Tilton, Adrian Fry, Beckanne Sisk, Kathleen Martin and Ronald Tilton.
After the grueling final rehearsals, Adam has to decide who will dance the lead roles., leading to major emotional fall out among the dancers. Top Russian choreographer Elena Kunikova trains the dancers and demi-soloist Allison struggles under the pressure. After Beckanne’s promotion, she has to deal with resentment and jealousy, and Katie goes on the road to audition for other ballet companies. Ronald is torn between love and his position at Ballet West. Finally, the dancers take a road trip to one of Utah’s most beautiful outdoor spots.
After grueling rehearsals, Adam holds casting auditions to decide who will dance the lead roles on stage in just two weeks. The dancers go head-to-head and when casting is announced there is major emotional fall out.
During rehearsals for their upcoming performances, Allison and Ronnie find themselves struggling, while Beckanne sails through effortlessly. Rex has a showdown with Allison when he finally confronts her about their relationship status.
Opening night has finally arrived and everyone is beyond stressed. Will Allison be able to tackle the tempos and multiple roles? Will Ronnie live up to expectations on his first ever opening night? How will Rex and Christiana partner on their performance of Paquita? Meanwhile, Beckanne and Katie prepare for a double date with the Tilton brothers, and Allison's family comes to see the show and give her some unwanted advice.
Everyone is concerned about Rex after his fall on opening night, but the show must go on with closing night and the end of the ballet season right around the corner. Meanwhile, Christiana has a meltdown when her husband Chris quizzes her about life after ballet, and Rex and Allison have a showdown.