The story of Ballerina focuses on a young audience that enjoys a modern take on an adventure comedy film, presented as a 3D animated musical. Despite a contemporary approach, the plot of the film is polysemous in its message, telling a fascinating story about Félicie, a young orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. She runs away from the orphanage to a dance school in Paris in pursuit of her dreams, and is accompanied by her friend Victor, who is gifted with an inventive and creative mind.
Soon after our heroes are left alone in 19th century Paris, the male protagonist soon found himself in Gustave Eiffel’s workshop. While this was occurring, Félicie receives a helping hand from the former prima ballerina Odette as a mentor. With Odette’s help, she hopes to stand a chance in competing with her opponents in the live audition, as her entire life’s dream is to be a ballerina.
Ballerina, with its attractive design, combines the elements of classics such as music reminiscent of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with more modern elements, such as denim fashion still popular today, which takes its roots from 16th century Genoa, Italy.
It’s artistic endeavors won’t be lost on a young audience, with the resounding message “never give up on your dreams” repeated in various ways throughout the film.