Semionova Out of Met Season;
Center Stage Sequel

Semionova Withdraws from Met Season

ABT announced that Polina Semionova has withdrawn from performances at the upcoming ABT Spring Met Season due to a “medical leave.” Sorry to hear the news as Polina is one of my favorites. She was also injured last year and missed the ABT Met Season.

Center Stage on Lifetime

Lifetime Network will air another sequel to the 2000 movie Center Stage on June 25. The original movie starred Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, Amada Schull, and Peter Gallagher. The network has a video promotional video. Here is the plot from E News:

Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy and enlists his top choreographers Charlie (Radestsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at an intensive camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Munoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers selected for the camp. Lukasiak stars as Gwen, a talented dancer prodigy who competes at the camp.