First Position(Movie, 2011)

1h 30min | Genres: Comedy, Documentary, Drama
First PositionRating: 3.9/5 (with 1515 votes)
First Position is a 2011 American documentary film. It follows six young dancers preparing for the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City, an annual competition for dancers ages 9–19 to earn a place at an elite ballet company or school. Directed by Bess Kargman, it features Michaela DePrince, Aran Bell, Gaya Bommer-Yemini, Miko Fogarty, Jules Fogarty, Joan Sebastian Zamora and Rebecca Houseknecht as they intensively train and prepare for what could be the turning point of their lives. The title 'First Position' is taken from one of the five standard positions of the feet in classical ballet. Kargman was a first-time director who had studied dance herself. "I ended up quitting my job to make this film, my first film, and I thought maybe by choosing a topic that was quite dear to me and that I had lived for a number of years growing up—maybe I’d be able to do this story justice." The film features renowned dancers and choreographers from all over the world including Nadine Bommer, Denys Ganio, Élisabeth Platel, Raymond Lukens, and Youth America Grand Prix's founder Larissa Saveliev. ()
Movie poster of First Position

Where to watch First Position (cinema/streaming/download)?

"First Position" is currently available on 1 providers. First Position can be rented on Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).


About First Position

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Watch Movies & Series on Amazon Prime Video Today!

Enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows/series, over two million songs ad free, free shipping, exclusive deals and more with Amazon Prime. Start your 30-day free trial today. After that, only $12.99/month or $119 annually; Prime Video standalone is available for just $8.99/month.

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 7 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Hungarian (HU), Korean (KO), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/04/2012 (World premiere: 09/11/2011)
Director: Bess Kargman
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"First Position Ballett ist ihr Leben"

Movie recommendations for First Position

If you like First Position then you might also like the following movies:

Forrest Gump


1994 | 4.3/5 | 2h 22min



2012 | 3.2/5 | 1h 47min



2012 | 3.7/5 | 2h



1995 | 4.2/5 | 2h 7min

Similar movies as First Position

These movies are similar to First Position (story/era etc.):

Scary Movie 5


2013 | 2.4/5 | 1h 26min

City of God


2002 | 4.2/5 | 2h 10min

Wild Things


1998 | 3.2/5 | 1h 48min



1984 | 3.7/5 | 1h 47min



2004 | 3.2/5 | 1h 31min
WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:60789, Added: 03/13/2018, Last updated: 09/19/2021