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  • -This is a BB gun.

  • Probably shouldn't shoot it right now.

  • And this is a foot stretcher.

  • Hurts a lot.

  • And this is to help you turn.

  • -I started dancing just for fun, but now it's so

  • much more than that.

  • FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): People don't realize how hard

  • it is to make it as a dancer.

  • FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): Kids who are pursuing ballet

  • as a career give up their childhood.

  • -It never stops hurting.

  • You've been working your body to death since

  • you were like, five.

  • FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): Tenacity is the main thing

  • that a dancer needs.

  • You have to follow your dream.

  • -A lot of men think ballet is not what it is.

  • -I have to say, I never expected

  • my son to be a dancer.

  • But I couldn't be prouder.

  • -Pointe.

  • -Yes.

  • -Yeah, exactly.

  • -I was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

  • My parents were shot by the rebels.

  • It's a miracle I'm even here.

  • -I think I live a pretty normal life.

  • My nickname at school was Barbie because I can bend in

  • all different directions.

  • -Those people that say I've missed out on childhood--

  • I think I've just had the right amount of childhood and

  • the right amount of ballet.

  • -Pull up, pull up, pull up, pull up, pull up.

  • -I'm from Colombia.

  • I work for my family.

  • My dream is being a professional ballet dancer.

  • MALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): Five minutes to the show.

  • Five minutes.

  • FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): So many dancers would like to

  • have a career, but very, very, very few succeed.

  • FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): At least 5,000 enter the

  • competition.

  • From them, only a couple hundred make it to New York.

  • -How'd it go?

  • -It was horrible.

  • You have five minutes on stage to prove why you

  • deserve this chance.

  • MALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): It's finally my dream.

  • My life is gonna change.

-This is a BB gun.

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First Position - Official Trailer 2012 - Ballet Documentary (HD)

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