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A rare and vivid look at the kind of work, devotion and hardship that makes a star on the ballet stage is dramatically presented in Ballerina. A young girl (Mette Hønningen) seeks to dedicate her life to the ballet in Denmark. Although a promising solo dancer, she faces opposition from her strong-willed mother and argumentative boyfriend. An unexpected chance to dance on opening night presents itself, and the graceful girl must overcome family pressures - and a tragic accident that occurs just before curtain time - to make her dream come true. An inspiring story of personal courage and determination, set in the artistic world of the ballet.