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Center Stage -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Carol Heikkinen (written by)
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Release Date:
12 May 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Life doesn't hold tryouts.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Amanda Schull ... Jody
Christine Dunham ... Audition Teacher
Stephen Stout ... Mr. Sawyer

Maryann Plunkett ... Mrs. Sawyer
Laura Hicks ... Nervous Mother
Barbara Caruso ... ABA Scout
Jeff Hayenga ... ABA Scout (as Jeffrey Hayenga)

Zoe Saldana ... Eva (as Zoë Saldana)

Victor Anthony ... Thomas
Karen Shallo ... Mother at Audition

Carlo Alban ... Eva's Friend
Giselle Daly ... Eva's Friend

Ethan Stiefel ... Cooper

Susan May Pratt ... Maureen
Shakiem Evans ... Erik (as Shakiem Evens)

Ilia Kulik ... Sergei

Sascha Radetsky ... Charlie

Peter Gallagher ... Jonathan

Donna Murphy ... Juliette
Lisa LeGuillou ... ABA Girls' Class Teacher (as Lisa Leguillo)

Robert Montano ... ABA Pas De Deux Class Teacher

Megan Pepin ... Anna
Victoria Born ... Emily
Kirk Peterson ... ABA Boys' Class Teacher
Julie Kent ... Kathleen

Debra Monk ... Nancy
Sandra Brown ... Swan Lake Soloist
Elizabeth Gaither ... Swan Lake Soloist
Oksana Konobeyeva ... Swan Lake Soloist
Ekaterina Chtchelkanova ... Swan Lake Soloist (as Ekaterina Shelkanova)
Elizabeth Hubbard ... Joan Miller

Eion Bailey ... Jim

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 Denmark ... Jonathan's Secretary (as Brenda Thomas Denmark)
Warren Carlyle ... Cooper's Assistant

Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Emily's Mother
Kari Thompson ... Stage Manager

Aesha Ash ... Jonathan's Ballet Soloist/ABA Student
Sean Stewart ... Jonathan's Ballet Soloist

Ashley L. Anderson ... ABA Student (as Ashley Anderson)
Jared Angle ... ABA Student
Erin Baiano ... ABA Student
Jennifer Balcerzak ... ABA Student
Ellen Bar ... ABA Student
Tamara Barden ... ABA Student
Sant'Gria Bello ... ABA Student (as Sant'gria Bello)
Dustin Brauneck ... ABA Student
Melissa Cabrera ... ABA Student
Martine Ciccone ... ABA Student
Elena Diner ... ABA Student
Nicole Epstein ... ABA Student
Alina Faye ... ABA Student
Elizabeth Ford ... ABA Student
Jason Fowler ... ABA Student

Kurt Froman ... ABA Student
Kyle Froman ... ABA Student
Davena Gross ... ABA Student
Natalia Haigler ... ABA Student
Craig Hall ... ABA Student

Stephen Hanna ... ABA Student
Adam Hendrickson ... ABA Student
Patrick Howell ... ABA Student
Ryan Kelly ... ABA Student
Rebecca Krohn ... ABA Student
Jessica Kusak ... ABA Student
Ryan Lawrence ... ABA Student
Riolama Lorenzo ... ABA Student
Stephanie Lyons ... ABA Student
Deanna McBrearty ... ABA Student
Eleena Melamed ... ABA Student
Justin Morris ... ABA Student
Gillian Murphy ... ABA Student
Laura Paulus ... ABA Student
Matt Pitcher ... ABA Student
Jonathan Porretta ... ABA Student
Carrie Lee Riggins ... ABA Student
Emilie Schlegel ... ABA Student
David Schneider ... ABA Student
Chrissy Schultz ... ABA Student
Aaron Severini ... ABA Student
Kristin Sloan ... ABA Student
Jonathan Stafford ... ABA Student

Ryan Stewart ... ABA Student
Janie Taylor ... ABA Student

Pascale Van Kipnis ... ABA Student
Jamie Wolf ... ABA Student

Julio Agustin ... Jazz Class Dancer (as Julio Augustin)

Jim Borstelmann ... Jazz Class Dancer
Liam Burke ... Jazz Class Dancer
Chris Davis ... Jazz Class Dancer
Nina Goldman ... Jazz Class Dancer
Shannon Hammonds ... Jazz Class Dancer
Jack Hayes ... Jazz Class Dancer

Sean Martin Hingston ... Jazz Class Dancer
Joann Hunter ... Jazz Class Dancer

Violetta Klimczewska ... Jazz Class Dancer
Keri Lee ... Jazz Class Dancer

Stephanie Michels ... Jazz Class Dancer
Lisa Nafegar ... Jazz Class Dancer
Michael O'Donnell ... Jazz Class Dancer
Angela Piccinni ... Jazz Class Dancer
Mimi Quillin ... Jazz Class Dancer
John Michael Schert ... Jazz Class Dancer
Lisa Shriver ... Jazz Class Dancer
Scott Taylor ... Jazz Class Dancer
Endalyn Taylor-Shellman ... Jazz Class Dancer
Rocker Verastique ... Jazz Class Dancer
Robert Wersinger ... Jazz Class Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jessie Ward ... ABA Student
Jennifer Alexander ... Dancer (uncredited)
Angela Ali ... Eva's Friend (uncredited)

Derek Ambrosi ... Extra (uncredited)

Dar Billingham ... Dance Student (uncredited)

J. Claude Deering ... Voiceover (uncredited)

Emily Johnson ... ABA Student (uncredited)
Kordelia ... Principal Salsa Dancer (uncredited)

Luis Jose Lopez ... Lead Salsa Dancer (uncredited)

Alvester Martin ... ABA Student (uncredited)

Mark Ott ... Premier Guest (uncredited)
Chris Rivaro ... Eddie (uncredited)

Mauricio Sanchez ... Dancer at Salsa Club (uncredited)

Scottie Thompson ... Ensemble (uncredited)
Amisha Veda ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Hytner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Carol Heikkinen (written by)

Produced by
Caroline Baron .... co-producer
Laurence Mark .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
 
Film Editing by
Tariq Anwar 
 
Casting by
Daniel Swee 
 
Production Design by
David Gropman 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Rogness 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Bode 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
LuAnn Claps .... makeup artist
Naomi Donne .... makeup designer
Jacques Stephane Lempire .... hair stylist
Lyndell Quiyou .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Kathleen McGill .... unit production manager
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Hoffman .... first assistant director
Amy Lauritsen .... second assistant director
Jennifer Truelove .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ann Edgeworth .... assistant props
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
Sandy Hamilton .... property master
Steven E. Lawler .... first carpenter
Eric Lewin .... set dresser
Miguel López-Castillo .... assistant art director
Jane Mancini .... draftsperson
Randy Manion .... art department production assistant
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Kris Moran .... assistant props
Kevin Sciotto .... scenic artist
Nell Stifel .... scenic artist
Robert Topol .... master scenic artist
M. Tony Trotta .... camera scenic artist
Dave Weinman .... lead man (as David Weinman)
Alyssa Winter .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... production sound mixer
Pauline Griffith .... foley artist
Howard Halsall .... dialogue editor
Tim Hands .... supervising sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Craig Irving .... re-recording mixer
Mark Lafbery .... re-recording mixer
Daniel Laurie .... adr editor
Jenny Lee Wright .... foley artist
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Derek Trigg .... foley editor
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jack Whittaker .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Yuen .... utility sound
 
Visual Effects by
Robin Beard .... digital effects artist
Simon Giles .... visual effects producer
Simon Giles .... visual effects supervisor
Jim Rider .... motion control cameraman
Trevor Young .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Alison Barton .... grip
Michael Cambria .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mel Cannon .... grip
Andrew Casey .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Casey .... camera operator: "a" camera
Aryn Chapman .... camera loader
Lamont Crawford .... grip
Andy Day .... chief lighting technician (as Andrew Day)
Chris Drechsler .... lighting technician
James J. Ferris .... electrician
Michael Fradianni .... electrician
Samuel G. Friedman .... rigging electrician
Daryl Furr .... electrician
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Timothy Healy .... electrician
Jenny Kane .... electrician
Lee Kazista .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kevin McKenna .... video assist operator
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lowell Schulman .... additional best boy rigging gaffer
Patrick Shelby .... best boy rigging grip
Chris Skutch .... second grip
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Eric Swanek .... steadicam assistant
Peter Walts .... rigging gaffer
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
David Landau .... gaffer: behind-the-scenes (uncredited)
Phillip Todd .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Heather Baird .... casting associate
Lisa Beach .... additional casting
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting
Karen Meisels .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Davenport .... wardrobe supervisor
Joni M. Huth .... wardrobe (as Joni Huth)
Emily Loreto .... assistant costume designer (as Emily Loreto O'Connor)
Susan J. Wright .... key wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... second assistant film editor
Adam Geiger .... second assistant film editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Giulia Maura .... post-production coordinator
Bob McMillian .... color timer
Saska Simpson .... first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Patty Carey .... assistant locations
Nicole Klett .... location assistant
Michael Kriaris .... assistant location manager
Lyn Pinezich .... location manager
Elias Scoropanos .... unit location assistant
 
Music Department
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
George Fenton .... conductor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Craig Huxley .... Producer Synclavier Sound Package, Blaster Beam
Stephanie Lowry .... music editor
Ken Ross .... music supervisor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Graham Sutton .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
 
Transportation Department
Edward Iacobelli .... transportation captain (as Eddie Iacobelli)
Robert P. O'Neill .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Chad Ahrendt .... assistant: Laurence Mark
Drew Barr .... assistant: Mr. Hytner
Liza Bigger .... production assistant
James Cohen .... production assistant
Ivana Crvelin .... assistant to line producer
Gina Edmond-Feldman .... production secretary (as Georgina Feldman)
Adam Finmann .... production assistant
Seth Jordan Jacobs .... production assistant
Lori Johnson .... production coordinator
Larry Kaplan .... unit publicist
Zoe Mackler .... assistant: Mr. Wheeldon
Eric Mansur .... assistant: Laurence Mark
Kevin McKenzie .... ballet consultant
Douglas Moe .... assistant production coordinator
Raul Moreno .... production assistant
Amy Murphy .... stand in dancer
Sheila Paige .... script supervisor
Ben Selkow .... production assistant
Jamie Sheridan .... production assistant (as James E. Sheridan)
Kathryn-Ann Oaks Shertzer .... production assistant (as Kathryn Shortzer)
Lisa Shriver .... assistant choreographer
Susan Stroman .... choreographer
Kari Thompson .... dance rehearsal supervisor
Christopher Wheeldon .... additional choreographer
Nadine F. Wilson .... production accountant (as Nadine Wilson)
Tomoko Yamamoto .... assistant accountant
Valentina Aulisi .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Autumn Saville .... assistant: Ruth Myers (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and some sensuality
Runtime:
115 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Zoe Saldana's film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Cooper is showing Charlie a move the front of his shirt is dry. In the next shot his shirt has a large sweat mark.See more »
Quotes:
Erik Jones:I do ballet because it has nothing to do with the people. Give me tiaras and boys in tights any day.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Making of 'Center Stage' (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
If I Was the OneSee more »

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