Zoe Saldana and Center Stage Cast Reuniting to Benefit American Ballet Theatre's Crisis Relief Fund



The film celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year. Schull, who landed the lead role of Jody, was a student at the San Francisco Ballet School when she was scouted by a casting director.

"I didn't have film acting experience — it was my first film job ever," Schull told Entertainment Weekly in May. "So I could relate to [Jody] more than if I was playing a boxer or something. I was in the right place at the right time when I got cast to be Jody Sawyer."

As for what she loves most about having worked on the film, Schull said it was the impact it had on male dancers.

"What genuinely brings tears to my eyes is I’ve had a number of male dancers approach me and say, 'I showed my parents that movie and that’s when they understood why I love to dance,'" she told Vulture. "And that is something I could never have anticipated."

The American Ballet Theatre Crisis Relief Fund streams on September 1 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

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