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A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

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Claudia Dean ...
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Edo Wijen ...
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Sam Zalvidar ...
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Gabe Shayer ...
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Shelley King ...
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Alys Shee ...
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Evelyn Hart ...
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John Viren ...
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Jenna Graves ...
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Mariaelena Ruiz ...
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Brooks Miller ...
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Nadal Safi ...
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Beckanne Sisk ...
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Esteban Hernandez ...
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Alejandro Prieto ...
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Flavio Salazar ...
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Jonathan Mendez ...
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Deborah Hess ...
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Elisabeth Platel ...
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Directed by

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Bess Kargman ... (directed by)

Produced by

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Rose Caiola ... executive producer
Nick Higgins ... associate producer
Bess Kargman ... producer (produced by)
Jennilyn Merten ... associate producer

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Chris Hajian ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Nick Higgins ... director of photography

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Kate Amend ... (edited by)
Bess Kargman ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Yasmin Assemi ... editing assistant
Sam Daley ... colorist
Michael X. Flores ... assistant editor
Brad Fuller ... consulting editor
Barbara Jean Kearney ... digital intermediate account executive: Technicolor New York
Mary Manhardt ... consulting editor
Carmelita Naval ... editing assistant
Chris Seward ... consulting editor (as Christopher Seward)
Zachary Stuart-Pontier ... consulting editor (as Zac Stuart-Pontier)
Lindsay Utz ... consulting editor
Walter Wurzburger ... digital intermediate account executive: Technicolor New York
Holly Buechel ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Management

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Hashem Selph ... production manager

Art Department

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Tim D'Amico ... graphic artist
Nol Honig ... graphic artist
Hashem Selph ... graphic artist

Sound Department

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Anthony D'Erasmo ... sound mixer
Abe Dolinger ... additional sound mixer
Tom Efinger ... additional sound recording staff (as Tom Effinger)
Eric Gitelson ... re-recording mixer
Lauri Kelleher ... additional sound mixer
Alicia Loving ... additional sound recording staff
Brian Miklas ... additional sound mixer
Desiree Ortiz ... additional sound mixer
David J. Schwartz ... additional sound mixer
Jeff Seelye ... additional sound recording staff
Steve Smith ... dolby engineer
Eric Thomas ... sound mixer
Michael Bogden ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

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Clement Alline ... additional camera (as Celement Alline)
Scott Beardslee ... additional camera assistant
Miochelle Bell ... additional camera
Colin Solal Cardo ... additional camera
Gary Clarke ... additional camera operator: Seattle
Christian Datum ... additional camera
Tobias Datum ... additional camera (as Tobi Datum)
Bryan Donnell ... additional camera operator
Vicente Franco ... additional camera
Michael Goldberg ... additional camera
Nick Higgins ... still photographer
Bess Kargman ... additional camera / still photographer
Daniel J. Lyons ... additional camera (as Dan Lyons)
Mike Schmiedeler ... additional camera
Andy Schocken ... additional camera
Nev Schulman ... still photographer (as Yaniv Schulman)
Don Starnes ... additional camera
Margaret Teich ... still photographer
Zvonimir Vidusin ... additional camera
Andrew Watson ... additional camera
Alan Weeks ... additional camera
Joshua Z Weinstein ... additional camera (as Joshua Weinstein)

Music Department

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Michelle Collins ... music researcher
Chris Hajian ... arranger: original music / music producer: original music / musician: piano and keyboards
Eileen O'Neill ... music clearance
Bernd Schoenhart ... musician: acoustic and electric guitars
Jessica Weiss ... music editor
Jake Monaco ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Paul Alexiou ... transcriber
Yasmin Assemi ... transcriber
Kristine Beilke ... transcriber
Naor Ben-Yehoyada ... translator: Hebrew
Megan Billman ... production assistant and intern
Carol Boles ... transcriber
Nadine Bommer ... choreographer
Stanley Charloff ... accountant: Charlestan Financial Services
Stephan Dominique ... production assistant and intern
Servy Gallardo ... choreographer
Meredith Gunning ... production assistant and intern
Kathleen Ham ... transcriber
Lauren Heirigs ... production assistant and intern
Viktor Kabaniaev ... choreographer
Tara Kyle ... production assistant and intern
Kelly Leisman ... production assistant and intern
Bonnie B. Liu ... transcriber
Zarrin Maani ... translator: Chinese
Sharon Marcus ... translator: Hebrew
John Matarese ... accountant: Ercolini & Company
Laura Mazzeo ... transcriber
Mary Molina ... translator: Spanish
Leilani Montes ... production assistant and intern
Erinn O'Dear ... transcriber
Midori Okada ... translator: Japanese
Matt Orlando ... translator: French
Marius Petipa ... choreographer
Roland Petit ... choreographer
Kate Ransome Wilcox ... transcriber (as Kate Wilcox)
Azriel Relph ... transcriber
Marc H. Simon ... legal services: Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard (as Marc Simon)
Michelle Smith ... choreographer
Walter Smith-Randolph ... transcriber
Erin Tolman ... transcriber
Michael Tucci ... accountant: Ercolini & Company
Peter Wood ... translator: French
Huma Khan ... legal post production (uncredited)

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Danielle Renfrew Behrens ... thanks (as Danielle Renfrew)
Charles Braverman ... thanks (as Chuck Braverman)
Henry Joost ... thanks
Sophie Kargman ... special thanks
Amanda Micheli ... thanks
Alex Reznik ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

First Position follows six talented young dancers (ages 9-19) from five continents as they prepare for a worldwide ballet competition that could transform their lives overnight. Written by Production Team

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Taglines 6 dancers, 5 minutes on stage, 1 chance to make it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le concours de danse (France)
  • First Position - Ballett ist ihr Leben (Germany)
  • Proti thesi (Greece)
  • Первая позиция (Russia)
  • Primeira Posição (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $48,024, 06 May 2012

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