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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Ballet West’s Elizabeth McGrath and Rex Tilton in the Utah premiere of Anna-Marie Holmes’ “Don Quixote.” Ballet West will host the Beer & Ballet event at the Capitol Theatre rehearsal studio on Friday, Sept. 21. Courtesy Jesse Coss
The CW announces reality series set behind the "gritty, dog-eat-dog world" of Ballet West

The CW is going to get real right here in Salt Lake City. The network has announced a summer series set inside Ballet West.

Here's the release:

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"'Breaking Pointe" goes behind the stage curtain for an intense, unfiltered look at one of the most competitive ballet companies in the country, Ballet West, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Beneath the beauty and glamour of the dance and costumes is a gritty dog-eat-dog world of extreme athleticism, focus, dedication, passion, pressure and, of course, the hunt for the unattainable...perfection."

That would pretty much be the definition of reality TV, wouldn't it?

The show, which does not yet have an airdate, will come to us from the producers of "Big Brother" and "The City."



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