The Walt Disney Company’s much-anticipated streaming service Disney+ has commissioned a six-part cinéma vérité docuseries that will offer exclusive access to all facets of the School of American Ballet.
Produced by Imagine Documentaries and DCTV, On Pointe (pictured) will provide a year-long portrait of the protégés at the School of American Ballet (SAB) at New York’s Lincoln Center as they begin their journeys to become professional dancers. Cameras will follow each young star through their audition process, training schedules and as they prepare for New York City Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker on the Lincoln Center stage.
On Pointe will extend beyond the ballet facility’s walls and provides a fly-on-the-wall look into each athlete’s personal life as they navigate their challenges of home and their education.
Imagine’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein serve as executive producers alongside DCTV’s Matthew O’Neill. O’Neill additionally serves as showrunner. Larissa Bills produces and directs.
On Pointe joins Disney+’s growing slate of original non-fiction content which currently includes launch titles The World According to Jeff Goldblum from National Geographic and Nutopia; Encore!, executive produced by Kristen Bell; and the Leslie Iwerks docuseries The Imagineering Story.
Disney+ will launch in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, followed a week later with roll outs in Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 19.