The second season of “Strictly Ballet,” an online documentary by Teen Vogue, is focusing on the hurdles of young apprentices at the Miami City Ballet School. Among those students are many Latin Americans, recruited at an early age from their home countries and hopeful to meet their American dreams of becoming ballet dancers in the US.
Teen Vogue produced a new documentary “Strictly Ballet 2” offering an inside look at the lives of teen dancers.
The show follows six ballet dancers from Cuba, Brazil, Russia and Clearwater, Florida at the Miami City Ballet School.
“I always thought a ballet class was the most democratic place in the world because you walk in and you are judged not by your race or gender or social economic position,” Lourdes Lopez, artistic director Miami City Ballet. “You are judged by your talent and your judged by your effort that you put in.”
Season two of the Teen Vogue’s web series documents what it takes to make it into Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet has definitely taken center stage this year. Most recently, Teen Vogue sheds the spotlight on the prestigious Miami Beach-based company for its web video series, Strictly Ballet, which follows six students and apprentices as they try to join Miami City Ballet as professional ballet dancers.
Last year, Teen Vogue‘s “Strictly Ballet” infiltrated the elite world of NYC’s School of American Ballet. We got to meet a few of its most promising students, including Mimi Staker, who’s now a corps member of New York City Ballet, and Jasmine Perry, now an L.A. Ballet corps member. It was a fascinating account of life at SAB—what the training is like and the pressure that comes with being a student at one of the most prestigious schools in the country.