Aran is a young boy who lives in Naples, Italy and he is 11 years old. He has grown up in a military family and is just like every other little boy his age, with one exception. Aran is a world class ballet dancer. Aran recieves extreme support from his mother and father and is one of the best in his age group. "I never thought my boy would dance, I thought maybe he'd be a ball player like his dad...But i couldn't be more proud of him" (Aran's father).
One of the biggest challenges that these dancers face is definitely injury. In the movie the dancer by the name of Michaela had to overcome a very tender Achilles injury. Instead of sitting out the competition she decided to compete because of how hard she had worked to get there she knew she may never get another opportunity. Michaela competed and got a scholarship even though she was in extreme pain, i think this shows extreme dedication and at 14 years old i think that is rare to see that kind of hard work and pure will to succeed in such a young person.