Dance Life is a five-part docu-series about the Southern Hemisphere’s most prestigious dance academy, Brent Street
Dance Life will be released exclusively on Prime Video on January 19 in over 240 countries and territories worldwide
SYDNEY— January 3, 2024—Today, Prime Video released the trailer for upcoming Australian Original docu-series Dance Life. The five-part series, which will release exclusively on Prime Video globally on January 19, follows a select group of students throughout their final make-or-break year at Australia’s elite dance Studio, Brent Street.
Bringing with them a lifetime of dance, students arrive at Brent Street are single-minded in their ambition to become working dancers and stars. It won’t be easy. To make it through the year, they will need stamina and tenacity as they work tirelessly towards the year-end Grad performance. It’s there they hope to secure that all-important agent who could make their dreams of becoming a professional dancer come true. From perfectionists to prodigies, and underdogs to the entitled, each has their own inner voice of doubt battling against an insatiable drive to make it.
Dance Life is produced by Amazon Studios in collaboration with EQ Media, Biscuit Tin Productions, and Creative Bubble Productions. It’s created and produced by Jade Barnes and Luke Cornish. Cornish also writes and directs. Executive producers are Shahn Devendran, Jade Barnes, Luke Cornish, David Alrich, and Brendan Dahill.
Since 2019, Prime Video has commissioned 28 Australian Original series in Australia—The Test S1-S3, Making Their Mark, LOL: Last One Laughing Australia with Rebel Wilson, Back to the Rafters, Luxe Listings Sydney S1 - S3, award-winning feature-length documentaryBurning, Kick Like Tayla, Warriors On The Field, Class of ’07, Deadloch, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, the lifestyle special Hugh van Cuylenburg: G.E.M, along with a series of five stand-up comedy specials, Neighbours, Hot Potato: The Story of the Wiggles, theupcoming Five Blind Dates, and The Office, along with recently announce The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Prime members will be able to watch all episodes of Dance Life anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV and stream online. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in Australia at no extra cost to a Prime membership for just AU$9.99/month, new customers can find out more at www.primevideo.com and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.
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EQMedia is a Sydney based production company with offices in New Zealand, USA, and London. Creators of scripted and non-scripted series and formats, EQMedia’s most recent productions include Shane (Prime Video); Warriors On The Field (Prime Video); Murder In The Goldfields (Chan 7 Aust); The Disappearance of William Tyrrell (Chan 7 Aust); Under The Vines (Acorn TV); Troppo (Amazon Freevee);Griff’s Canadian Adventure (Chan 4 UK); Going Country (ABC TV Aust)
About Biscuit Tin Productions
Founded by award-winning Sydney-based filmmakers Luke Cornish and Philip Busfield, Biscuit Tin Productions specialises in crafting dynamic, human stories for the screen. Biscuit Tin credits include documentary short, Alone Out Here, premiered on 10Play, won best documentary at MGFF and selected by the New Yorker. Unheard, a six-part documentary series for Prime Video. Feature documentary, Keep Stepping, won Best Documentary and Audience Award for Best Documentary at SFF 2022, opening DMZ Documentary Festival 2022 and accepted to run for nomination at the Oscars 2023.
About Creative Bubble
After a successful career as a professional dancer, Jade Dearie-Barnes was the owner and Principal of dance studio, Planetdance for 18 years. Her students have danced with superstars like Beyoncé, become part of iconic groups like 'Hi-5' and starred in a vast array of musicals including, 'The Lion King', 'School of Rock', 'Matilda' and 'Billy Elliot.' During this time Jade also worked in the creative team for the, ‘Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler Australian Tour’ and the, ‘Young Talent Time National Tour’.
She began her career in TV as a resident choreographer for Nickelodeon on shows like 'Slimefest' and 'Play Along with Sam'. Jade has also worked on the production team for shows involving dance for Channel 10, Channel 9, Disney and ABC.
Working as a producer, songwriter and choreographer Jade and her partners transformed the original dance program, 'Ready Set Dance' into a series for Nickelodeon that now airs in 120 countries and is dubbed in over 25 languages. The program is also licensed to 250 dance studios throughout Australia and New Zealand. Jade and her team won the prestigious national title of, 'AusMumpreneur of the Year' in 2020. Jade established Creative Bubble Productions in 2021 with a passion to provide a platform for the incredible dance talent in Australia.