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Center Stage (2000)

 -  Drama | Music  -  12 May 2000 (USA)
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A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jody
Christine Dunham ...
Audition Teacher
Stephen Stout ...
Maryann Plunkett ...
Laura Hicks ...
Nervous Mother
Barbara Caruso ...
ABA Scout
Jeff Hayenga ...
ABA Scout (as Jeffrey Hayenga)
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Eva (as Zoë Saldana)
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Thomas
Karen Shallo ...
Mother at Audition
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Eva's Friend
Giselle Daly ...
Eva's Friend
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Maureen
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Erik (as Shakiem Evens)
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Storyline

The education of three young students, Jodie, Eva and Maureen, as they study at the American Ballet Academy. Life isn't what they expected at the esteemed ABA, and all three face problems along the road. Jodie doesn't have the "ideal" body for dancing, Eva doesn't have the right attitude, and Maureen doesn't have the heart. Along the way, they learn that love can be found in unlikely places, and dancing should be a passion, not a duty. Written by the lexster

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ballet | dancer | love | dancing | dance | See All (61) »

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Life doesn't hold tryouts.

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Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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12 May 2000 (USA)  »

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City Ballet  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,604,621 (USA) (12 May 2000)

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ESP 14,363,416 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

There is a subplot in which Cooper Nielson, played by Ethan Stiefel, attracts the financial support of a wealthy philanthropic benefactress. A 15 August 2004 New York Times article entitled "How Much Is That Dancer in the Program?" revealed that Stiefel has a very similar real-life sponsorship relationship with a philanthropist named Anka Palitz. See more »

Goofs

When the Jonathan Reeves and Cooper are chatting in the theater, you see Eric coming down from the jump solidly in the background. In the next instant he has fallen over and injured his ankle. His landing from the jump shows no imbalance that would lead to an injury. See more »

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Jim Gordon: Have you seen my girlfriend? Tall, Thin, legs for days?
Eva: Yeah I pitched her overboard.
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Featured in The Making of 'Center Stage' (2000) See more »

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Roméo et Juliette, Opus 64
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Music by Sergei Prokofiev
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Very fresh and great entertainment!

What can you say about a movie that not only makes you want to get up and dance yourself, but one that keeps you hanging on every dance step and word? Perhaps fabulous. While everyone was running off to see the spring Block Buster Gladiator, I was watching the sneak preview of Center Stage, along with 300 to 400 others. The chemistry between these first time movie actors was just amazing. That dancing was breathtaking and the plot was wonderful. It was full of surprises and excitement. Had to be my favorite movie in the last couple of years. There was barely any language and a bit of sex, but it was appropriate for the story line. This is a movie for everyone young and old. It is a must see in the theater, and I promise you it will get your heart pumping!


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