The Ballet Boyz just might be Britain’s coolest classical rebels. Former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt broke off from that company in 2000 to start their own thing, choreographing a ballet for the two of them and Sylvie Guillem, launching an all-male troupe called TALENT, producing Darcey Bussell’s farewell, creating a documentary about Christopher Wheeldon’s work at The Bolshoi, collaborating on films with choreographer Russell Mailphant. They’re remixed ballet into a truly 21st-century art form.
Their latest project is a reality show produced by Nigel and Simon Lythgoe. What else could be more fitting? The seven-part series, called “A Chance To Dance,” follows Nunn and Trevitt as they audition dancers across the US to form a new dance company. Catch the first episode tonight at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Ovation.