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Sarah Jessica Parker Debuts city.ballet — A Full Review

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WRITTEN BY OLIVIA GINTEL, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Sarah Jessica Parker, at the premiere screening of city.ballet

Sarah Jessica Parker, at the premiere screening of city.ballet

AOL On Originals, launched its newest documentary series, city.ballet, which takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the New York City Ballet’s premium dancers. Having danced ballet for the majority of my life, it became immediately clear to me that the series delivers on its promise to portray the many sacrifices made by professional dancers.

Conceived by executive producer and NYCB board member Sarah Jessica Parker, and produced by Pretty Matches Productions and Zero Point Zero Production, the series takes you through each step of a dancer’s journey, from the moment of graduating ballet school to the most-coveted position as a principal dancer in a major ballet company. With each step comes a different role with a different set of challenges, including apprentice, corps member, soloist, and finally, principal dancer. While I gave up my pursuit of professional dancing, it’s still very close to my heart, and this series was a wonderful reminder of all the details associated with my journey. Watch the intriguing documentary by CLICKING HERE.