Mark your calendars: “city.ballet.,” the popular AOL Originals web series that took us behind the scenes at New York City Ballet last year, is about to launch its second season. The show, executive-produced by Emmy winner (and ballet lover) Sarah Jessica Parker, returns to the AOL On channel on Tuesday, November 4.
Last year’s series opened a window into life as an NYCB dancer both inside and outside the studio—the challenges faced by each rank, the huge sacrifices a ballet career requires, inter-company romances, injuries and the big “what’s next” question. This season promises to continue in the same vein, following select dancers (including Sara Mearns, Chase Finlay and ballet master in chief Peter Martins) through their day-to-day highs and lows over 12 episodes. Check out the sneak peek trailer, which shows behind-the-scenes footage from some of NYCB’s recent world premieres, and all future episodes here.