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Center Stage (12-May-2000)

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Writer: Carol Heikkinen

Music Composed and Conducted by: George Fenton

Producer: Laurence Mark

Keywords: Drama, Dance, Ballet

A dozen ambitious young adults train to realize their dreams of becoming professional dancers at New York City's American Ballet Academy.

Twelve young dancers united by their starry-eyed dreams of finding success as professionals enroll at New York City's American Ballet Academy; each are affected in different ways by the school's rigorous training methods. We follow Cooper, a wannabe choreographer courting controversy with mentor Jonathan, the gifted yet frustrated Maureen, struggling Jody, and opinionated Eva as they look to shine at their school's all-important showcase.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eion Bailey
8-Jun-1976   Mindhunters
Peter Gallagher
19-Aug-1955   American Beauty
Priscilla Lopez
26-Feb-1948   Broadway singer and actress
Debra Monk
27-Feb-1949   Pump Boys and Dinettes
Donna Murphy
7-Mar-1959   The King and I
Susan May Pratt
8-Feb-1974   Open Water 2: Adrift
Zoe Saldana
19-Jun-1978   Avatar and Star Trek


Amanda Schull   ...   Jody
Zoe Saldana   ...   Eva
Susan May Pratt   ...   Maureen
Peter Gallagher   ...   Jonathan
Donna Murphy   ...   Juliette
Debra Monk   ...   Nancy
Ethan Stiefel   ...   Cooper
Sascha Radetsky   ...   Charlie
Julie Kent   ...   Kathleen
Ilia Kulik   ...   Sergei
Eion Bailey   ...   Jim
Shakiem Evans   ...   Erik
Elizabeth Hubbard   ...   Joan Miller
Victor Anthony   ...   Thomas
Christine Dunham   ...   Audition Teacher
Stephen Stout   ...   Mr. Sawyer
Maryann Plunkett   ...   Mrs. Sawyer
Laura Hicks   ...   Nervous Mother
Barbara Caruso   ...   ABA Scout
Jeffrey Hayenga   ...   ABA Scout
Karen Shallo   ...   Mother at Audition
Carlo Alban   ...   Eva's Friend
Giselle Daly   ...   Eva's Friend
Lisa Leguillo   ...   ABA Girls' Class Teacher
Robert Montano   ...   ABA Pas De Deux Class Teacher
Megan Pepin   ...   Anna
Victoria Born   ...   Emily
Kirk Peterson   ...   ABA Boys' Class Teacher
Sandra Brown   ...   Swan Lake Soloist
Elizabeth Gaither   ...   Swan Lake Soloist
Oksana Konobeyeva   ...   Swan Lake Soloist
Ekaterina Shelkanova   ...   Swan Lake Soloist
Nancy McDoniel   ...   Gala Patron
Sandy Hamilton   ...   Gala Patron
Olga Merediz   ...   ABA Receptionist
Elvis Crespo   ...   Salsa Singer
Giselle Tcherniak   ...   Salsa Singer
Jamie Bonelli   ...   Girl at Salsa Club
Micki Paley   ...   Girl at Salsa Club
Randy Pearlstein   ...   Jim's Friend
Nancy Hess   ...   Sergei's Salsa Partner
Lovette George   ...   Jazz Class Receptionist
Priscilla Lopez   ...   Jazz Class Teacher
Brenda Thomas Denmark   ...   Jonathan's Secretary
Warren Carlyle   ...   Cooper's Assistant
Marcia Jean Kurtz   ...   Emily's Mother
Kari Thompson   ...   Stage Manager
Aesha Ash   ...   Jonathan's Ballet Soloist
Sean Stewart   ...   Jonathan's Ballet Soloist


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