Center Stage

2000, Drama, 1h 54m

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Viewers willing to sit through soapy plot contrivances to see some excellent dancing might enjoy Center Stage; for everyone else, there's still always Fame. Read critic reviews

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A dozen adolescents have begun their training at the renowned American Ballet Academy, where they encounter tremendous physical and mental stress while vying for a coveted spot in a celebrated dance company. Jody Sawyer (Amanda Schull) has talent but the wrong proportions, the fiery Eva Rodriguez (Zoe Saldana) can't seem to get along with her instructors and Maureen (Susan May Pratt) is having a hard time enduring the emotional highs and lows that accompany ballet school.

Cast & Crew

Amanda Schull
Jody Sawyer
Susan May Pratt
Maureen Cummings
Peter Gallagher
Jonathan Reeves
Donna Murphy
Juliette Simone
Debra Monk
Nancy Cummings
Ethan Stiefel
Cooper Nielson
Julie Kent
Kathleen Donahue
Eion Bailey
Jim Gordon
George Fenton
Original Music
Geoffrey Simpson
Cinematographer
Tariq Anwar
Film Editing
David Gropman
Production Design
Peter Rogness
Art Director
Ruth Myers
Costume Design
Susan Bode
Set Decoration
Sam Hoffman
First Assistant Director
Amy Lauritsen
Second Assistant Director
Nicholas R. Miller
Construction Coordinator
Michael Barosky
Production Sound Mixer
Tim Hands
Supervising Sound Editor
Craig Irving
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
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  • Oct 31, 2011
    This was my sister's favorite movie for the longest time, so if it wasn't for her I probably would have never seen this movie. So with that said, it is engaging and a good storyline. Everything you would expect from a typical teen drama film though.
    Eric A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2010
    I like that this dance movie boasts several full-length performances of imaginative pieces, not just heavily cut snippets. Amanda Schull is a bit dull as an actress, and how does Jody know that Cooper won't recant his offer if she doesn't sleep with him? Zoe Saldana is brassy and tough.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2009
    Dancer movies are always good. Kinda.
    Jennifer D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2009
    Loved it, wish I saw it when I was in high school. I loved Zoe Saldana's sassy character, Peter Gallagher looks beautiful at any age. I think anyone who is serious about ballet should see this film first, lol
    Remi L Super Reviewer

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