The Center Stage dance crew is reuniting for a third installment of the franchise, along with new addition, Dance Moms alum Chloe Lukasiak. Production is underway in Vancouver, Canada on Center Stage: Dance Camp for a yet-to-be announced premiere date on Lifetime.
Reprising their original roles from the Center Stage teen drama films are Peter Gallagher (Center Stage, Center Stage: Turn It Up, Law & Order SVU), Ethan Stiefel (Center Stage), Kenny Wormald (Center Stage: Turn It Up, Footloose), Sascha Radetsky (Center Stage, Flesh And Bone) and Nicole Muñoz (Center Stage: Turn It Up, Defiance). In Center Stage: Dance Camp, Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy and enlists his his top choreographers Charlie (Radetsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at a camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Muñoz), 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 recruited for the camp. Lukasiak plays Gwen, a talented dancer prodigy who competes at the camp.
The original 2000 film Center Stage, directed by Nicholas Hytner, centers on a group of young dancers from various backgrounds who enroll at the fictitious American Ballet Academy in New York City. The film explores the issues and difficulties in the world of professional dance, and how each individual copes with the stresses. Sequel Center Stage: Turn It Up was broadcast on November 1, 2008, on the Oxygen Network.
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Laurence Mark, who produced both Center Stage and Center Stage: Turn It Up returns as executive producer. Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcom are producing. Center Stage: Dance Camp is helmed by Director X (aka music video director Julien Christian Lutz) and written by Nisha Ganatra (Transparent).
Lukasiak is repped by APA and Monster Talent Management.
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