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:Joan Sebastian Zamora; Jules Fogarty; Gaya Bommer Yemini; Michaela DePrince; Aran Bell; Miko; Rebecca Houseknecht
Directed by:Bess Kargman
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Genre:Documentary; Drama; Family, Children's