About The Secret Lives of Dancers

Think you know what happens when the curtain goes down? Think again.

Series 2 of the award winning The Secret Lives of Dancers follows the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company as they transition through the biggest change in their 58 year history.

The appointment of ballet legend Ethan Stiefel as the new Artistic Director has sent shockwaves throughout the international ballet community, and the American megastar has huge ambitions for the RNZB.  But as he recruits some major ballet celebrities - including Sergio Terrado, Natalie Portman's sexy Spanish dancer partner in Black Swan  - dreams are crushed for some of the existing company members, as the old make way for the new. 

The series follows the company through Ethan's entire first season, as they rehearse and then stage their most ambitious ballet to date - an extravagant production of The Sleeping Beauty. 

Flamboyant former Artistic Director Gary Harris returns in a new role and gets to see first hand his old company as it evolves into a new era.

Once again told through the eyes of our favourite dancers from last series, along with some hot new dancers, as they share their deeply personal highs and lows (and love-lives) behind the curtains of the National ballet company.

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