Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
  • Rate: 5.6/10 total 1,808 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Music
  • Release Date: 1 November 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Filming Location: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Director: Steven Jacobson
  • Stars: Kenny Wormald, Rachele Brooke Smith and Sarah Jayne Jensen
  • Original Music By: Laura Karpman   
  • Soundtrack: Balloon
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Ballet | Second Part | Sequel | Hip Hop | Dance

Writing Credits By:

  • Carol Heikkinen (based on characters created by)
  • Karen Bloch Morse (written by)

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Kate is re-applying for ballet school and the application states last name first. She writes "Kate" down.

    Plot: Full synopsis »

    Story: All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet… See full synopsis »

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    Produced By:

    • David Blackman known as executive producer
    • Marcele Kutkauskaite known as associate producer
    • Greg Malcolm known as executive producer
    • Laurence Mark known as producer
    • Vicki Sotheran known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Kenny Wormald known as Tommy Anderson
    • Rachele Brooke Smith known as Kate Parker
    • Sarah Jayne Jensen known as Suzanne Von Stroh
    • Nicole Muñoz known as Bella Parker
    • Christopher Russell known as Sal
    • Peter Gallagher known as Jonathan Reeves
    • Ethan Stiefel known as Cooper Nielsen
    • Christian Vincent known as Harris
    • Daniela Dib known as Allison
    • Crystal Lowe known as Lexi
    • Lucia Walters known as Monica Straus
    • Cody Green known as Nick Hoffman
    • Jacqueline Ann Steuart known as Valerie Taft (as Jacqueline Steuart)
    • Keith Martin Gordey known as Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)
    • Anthony Harrison known as Mr. Parker
    • Kirsten Wicklund known as Suzanne Groupie #1 / Stepsister (as Kristen Wicklund)
    • Christl Leslie known as Suzanne Groupie #2
    • Walcott E. Morgan known as Tow Lot Guy
    • Aliyah O'Brien known as Dance School Receptionist
    • Deni DeLory known as Dance School Instructor #1 (as Deni Delory)
    • Maya Massar known as Dance School Instructor #2
    • Cameron Mckinlay known as ABA Audition Voyeur
    • Viviana Dal Cengio known as Catering Girl (as Vivana Dal Cengio)
    • Sean Carey known as Stage Door Guy
    • Tanya Champoux known as ABA Receptionist
    • Aakomon Jones known as Club Dance Ringleader (as Aakomon 'AJ' Jones)
    • Christopher Toler known as Club Krumper (as Christopher Lil 'C' Toler)
    • Kenny Mugisha known as Detroit Dancer
    • Jheric Hizon known as Detroit Dancer
    • Misha Gabriel Hamilton known as Detroit Dancer
    • Colin Trickey known as Detroit Dancer
    • Kim Sato known as Detroit Dancer
    • Arike Rice known as Club Dancer
    • Amy Allen known as Club Dancer
    • Harry Shum Jr. known as Club Dancer
    • Kyle Toy known as ABA Dancer
    • Marco Arimare known as ABA Dancer
    • Brichelle Brucker known as ABA Dancer
    • Felicia Lau known as ABA Dancer
    • Peter Starr known as ABA Dancer
    • Tara Wilson known as ABA Dancer
    • Jaclyn Wheatley known as ABA Dancer (as Jaclyn Weatley)
    • Danielle DeMi known as ABA Dancer (as Danielle Demi)
    • Kevin Kong known as ABA Dancer
    • Eric Burrough known as ABA Dancer
    • Livona Ellis known as Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
    • Tonya Tanner known as Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
    • Nathalie Marrable known as Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
    • Teghan Fedor known as Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
    • Gillian Abbott known as Glass Slipper Audition Dancer
    • Theresa Coombe known as Glass Slipper Audition Dancer

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Russell Brady known as hair department head
    • Naomi Hirano known as makeup department head
    • Brenda Bakker known as hair stylist (uncredited)
    • Elisha Scott known as makeup artist (uncredited)

    Art Department:

    • Graham Coutts known as property master
    • Chris Thompson known as construction coordinator
    • Don Anderson known as props buyer (uncredited)
    • Paul Duffy known as paint coordinator (uncredited)
    • Simone Gore known as graphic artist (uncredited)
    • Phil Gough known as property buyer (uncredited)
    • Wyatt Soutzo known as painter (uncredited)


    Production Companies:

    • Stage 6 Films (presents)
    • Laurence Mark Productions

    Other Companies:

    • Freeman Casting  extras casting
    • Truffles Catering Group  catering (as Truffles Fine Food)
    • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton  production legal services provided by (as Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP)
    • Digital Cut Post Inc.  post production services by
    • Sonic Magic Studios  post production sound services provided by
    • HTV / Illuminate  digital intermediate by (as HTV Illuminate)
    • Scotiabank Dance Centre  special thanks to
    • Harbour Dance Centre  special thanks to (as Harbour Dance Center)
    • Wild Coyote Bar & Grill  special thanks to (as Wild Coyote Bar)
    • City of Vancouver, The  special thanks to
    • Kodak Canada  motion picture film (as Kodak)
    • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)  acknowledgment (as I.A.T.S.E.)
    • Sony Pictures Stock Footage  stock footage (uncredited)


    • LK-TEL (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (Australia) (DVD)
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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    Special Effects:

    • HTV / Illuminate (opticals) (VFX) (as HTV Illuminate)

    Visual Effects by:

    • James Betteridge known as visual effects artist
    • Bruce Cathcart known as opticals (as Bruce W. Cathcart)
    • A.J. Ullman known as visual effects supervisor (as AJ Ullman)

    Release Date:

    • Australia 30 October 2008
    • USA 1 November 2008
    • Netherlands 20 January 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Iceland 21 January 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Japan 28 January 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Argentina 10 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Brazil 18 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Germany 19 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Spain 23 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Hungary 30 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Sweden 7 March 2010 (TV premiere)

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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