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Isabella Boylston Makes Her Big Screen Debut in "Red Sparrow," Which Hits Theaters Today

The much-anticipated ballet thriller Red Sparrow hits movie theaters today, March 2. The film tells the story of a fierce Russian ballerina, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who's recruited by the Sparrow School, a secret Russian intelligence service that trains young people to use their bodies and minds as weapons. Expect lots of suspense, but also lots of dreamy dance scenes, thanks to Lawrence's dance double, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston; Lawrence's dance partner, Sergei Polunin; and choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.


A version of this story appeared in the March 2018 issue of Dance Spirit with the title "Up Front: Red Sparrow Features Some of Our Fave Dancers."

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