Breaking Pointe

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Breaking Pointe
Breaking Pointe Logo.jpg
Promotional Logo
Genre Reality
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 15
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Leola Westbrook
  • Izzie Pick Ashcroft
  • Jane Tranter
  • Matthew Vafiadis
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) Adjacent Productions
Broadcast
Original channel The CW
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run May 31, 2012 (2012-05-31) – September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
External links
Official website

Breaking Pointe is an American reality television series that premiered on May 31, 2012, on The CW.[1] It goes behind the scenes at Ballet West, a ballet company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Breaking Pointe was renewed for a second season on September 26, 2012,[2][3] with the premiere on July 22, 2013.[4][5]

The CW network announced Breaking Pointe's cancellation on January 15, 2014.[6]

Cast[edit]

  • Christiana Bennett: One of Ballet West's principal dancers. She joined in 1999 and was promoted to a principal role in 2004.
  • Christopher Ruud: One of Ballet West's Principal Dancers. He joined Ballet West in 1998. He was promoted to Soloist in 2001 and Principal in 2004. Originally from San Francisco and is the son of dancer and choreographer Tomm Ruud. He was married to Christiana Bennett.
  • Ronnie Underwood: First soloist at Ballet West. Joined in 2011.
  • Allison DeBona: Soloist at Ballet West. Joined in 2007 and was promoted in 2013. She is in a quasi-relationship with fellow dancer Rex Tilton.
  • Rex Tilton: First soloist at Ballet West. Joined in 2008. He is in a quasi-relationship with fellow dancer Allison DeBona. He is brother to fellow dancer, Ronald Tilton, and brother of Raymond Tilton who dances with the San Francisco Ballet.
  • Beckanne Sisk: Soloist at Ballet West. Since she was only 19, her promotion from corps to demi-soloist in the first episode causes resentment and jealousy from the older dancers in the company. She was again promoted to Soloist in 2013.
  • Kathleen "Katie" Martin: Ex-dancer at Ballet West. During the first episode, her contract for the next ballet season was not renewed, so later episodes featured her auditioning for new ballet companies and possibly having to leave behind her boyfriend, fellow dancer, Ronald Tilton. She dances for Ballet Idaho in the second season but returns for some episodes.
  • Ronald Tilton: Dancer at Ballet West. He is in a relationship with fellow dancer, Katie Martin. He is brother to fellow dancer, Rex Tilton.
  • Joshua Whitehead[4] Is an apprentice with Ballet West and was introduced in season 2.
  • Silver Barkes[4] Supplemental dancer.
  • Zachary Prentice[4] Was introduced in season 2 as part of Ballet West II. He was competing for a spot in Ballet West's main company against Ian Tanzer and was chosen over Ian.
  • Ian Tanzer[4] Introduced in season 2 was part of Ballet West II he lost out on a contract with Ballet West to Zachary Prentice. After auditioning, he was given a contract with the Sarasota Ballet in Florida.
  • Adam Sklute: The Artistic Director of Ballet West. Adam began dance at 16 in San Francisco and was later accepted into Joffrey II as an apprentice. After two years of apprenticeship, he was accepted to Joffrey Ballet's main company and was one of the last two dancers accepted by Robert Joffrey. He took over direction of Ballet West in 2007.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 6 May 31, 2012 (2012-05-31) July 5, 2012 (2012-07-05)
2 9 July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22) September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. Title Original air date Rating/Share
(18–49)
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Survival of the Fittest" May 31, 2012 0.3/1 0.93[7]
2 "Which Life Do I Want to Lead?" June 7, 2012 0.2/1 0.63[8]
3 "Second Cast Is First Place For Losers" June 14, 2012 0.3/1 0.82[9]
4 "Tempo Tantrums" June 21, 2012 0.3/1 0.84[10]
5 "Bad Dress: Good Show" June 28, 2012 0.2/1 0.62[11]
6 "Curtain Call" July 5, 2012 0.3/1 0.86[12]

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. Title Original air date Rating/Share
(18–49)
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "It's Not Brain Surgery, It's Ballet!" July 22, 2013 0.2/1[13] 0.52[13]
2 "You Can Feel the Tension" July 29, 2013 0.2/1[14] 0.54[14]
3 "It's Cinderella or Nothing" August 5, 2013 0.1/0[15] 0.41[15]
4 "Love or Ballet" August 12, 2013 0.2/1[16] 0.49[16]
5 "Fighting Tooth and Nail" August 19, 2013 0.2/0[17] 0.47[17]
6 "Nowhere Near Ready" August 26, 2013 0.2/0[18] 0.51[18]
7 "This Ballet Is Cursed" September 2, 2013 0.2/0[19] 0.49[19]
8 "It's Time to Face the Music" September 9, 2013 0.2/1[20] 0.48[20]
9 "The Story of Us" September 16, 2013 0.2/0[21] 0.43[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The CW Announces Premiere Dates for Summer Reality Series". The Futon Critic. April 9, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "THE CW ORDERS NEW SEASONS OF "OH SIT!" AND "BREAKING POINTE"". The CW. September 26, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 26, 2012). "'Oh Sit!' and 'Breaking Pointe' Renewed by The CW for New Seasons". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Bibel, Sara (May 30, 2013). "'Breaking Pointe' Returns to the CW With New Dancers and New Drama". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Pierce, Scott (July 19, 2013). "Ballet West’s drama continues on CW’s ‘Breaking Pointe’". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 15, 2014). "'Breaking Pointe' Canceled by The CW After Two Seasons". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 1, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: No Adjustments for 'Touch', 'Duets' or 'Rookie Blue'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amandaa (June 8, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: No Adjustments for 'Duets', 'Take Me Out' or 'The Choice'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 15, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Choice' Adjusted Up Plus NBA Finals Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ Kondology, Amanda (June 22, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: NBA Game 5 & Pre-Game Final Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 29, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Wipeout' Adjusted Up; 'Breaking Pointe' Adjusted Down Plus U.S. Olympics Trials Ratings". Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 6, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Wipeout' Adjusted Up; 'Take Me Out' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (July 23, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Under the Dome', 'Mistresses', 'The Bachelorette' or 'Breaking Pointe'". TV by the Numbers. 
  14. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (July 30, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' & 'The Bachelorette' Adjusted Up; 'Mistresses' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. 
  15. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (August 6, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' Adjusted Up, 'Siberia' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. 
  16. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (August 13, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. 
  17. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (August 20, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls' and 'Mistresses' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Under the Dome'". TV by the Numbers. 
  18. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (August 27, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Siberia' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Under the Dome' or 'Mistresses'". TV by the Numbers. 
  19. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (September 4, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' & 'Mistresses' Adjusted Up; 'Siberia' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. 
  20. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (September 10, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'American Ninja Warrior' Adjusted Up, 'Mistresses' & 'Siberia' Adjusted Down + Final US Open Numbers". TV by the Numbers. 
  21. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (September 17, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow' & 'Bones' Adjusted Up, 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Million Second Quiz', 'American Ninja Warrior' & 'Siberia' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. 

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