Lifetime is revisiting the American Ballet Academy in Center Stage: On Pointe, a sequel to the 2000 movie Center Stage. The new TV movie brings back some familiar faces and infuses a fresh contemporary style into the stuffy dance world.
Peter Gallagher reprises his role as Johnathan Reeves, the ABA’s choreographer and director, which he played in the original and the 2008 sequel (Center Stage: Turn It Up). On Pointe also features returns by Sascha Radetsky, Ethan Stiefel and Kenny Wormal as Charlie (original), Cooper (original & Turn It Up) and Tommy (Turn It Up).
According to the Lifetime synopsis for Center Stage: On Pointe:
A valued patron tasks Johnathan Reeves with taking the American Ballet Academy® (ABA) in “a new direction that combines contemporary styles with ballet. Reeves enlists his top dancers/choreographers Tommy, Cooper and Charlie to recruit modern and ballet dancers to compete at a Dance Camp training intensive with the winners gaining entry into the ABA. Tommy’s lead recruit is Bella Parker, the younger sister to renowned ballerina Kate. Bella, a natural modern dancer but whom struggles with ballet, is at first reluctant but decides to enter the program to try and prove herself and get out from under her sister’s shadow. Alongside other top dancers, including Gwen, will Bella have what it takes to make the cut?
Find out when and where to watch the Center Stage sequel.
June 25, 2016
8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT
Lifetime – Check your local TV provider to find out what channel Lifetime is in your area.
Peter Gallagher as Johnathan Reeves; Sascha Radetsky as Charlie; Kenny Wormald as Tommy; Ethan Stiefel as Cooper; Nicole Muñoz as Bella Parker; Chloe Lukasiak as Gwen Murphy; and Rachele Brooke Smith as Kate.