It was just announced yesterday that New York City Ballet will be starring in its own reality show, developed, produced and narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker. The docuseries, called “city.ballet,” will air on AOL On this September, as AOL ventures into original programming for the first time. Catch the trailer here. The shots are so intimate you can almost feel the pressure to perform, and you can almost smell the dancers’ sweat.
“It’s not about the drama and the backstabbing and hysteria and catfights that people tend to think exists in that world,” Parker told E! Online. “The Ballet is at its finest point in years. It’s a company that arguably has the greatest dancers in the world, and I wondered, ‘How can I introduce this company to a larger audience so that when people come to New York, they not only see a Broadway show, but they go 20 blocks north and buy a ticket to the ballet?”‘
Parker, who studied at the School of American Ballet, is a frequent guest at NYCB galas and has been on the board for the past three years. She said the series will begin shooting in five weeks. Consider us incredibly excited.