I found another ballet documentary on YouTube, for my fellow ballet nerds! Tonight I watched Strictly Bolshoi, a film made by the Balletboyz, about Christopher Wheeldon. Wheeldon was with the Royal Ballet and then NYC Ballet, but now has his own company. He's known for his contemporary choreography and his organic, collaborative style. The documentary follows him as he choreographs a new ballet at the Bolshoi. The film covers it start to finish. From his arrival at the Bolshoi where he and the dancers learn to work together all the way to the premiere performance. The last 30 minutes or so are just the performance of the ballet. Really good stuff.
Re: Ballet West: the official site has the cast lists for Sleeping Beauty - there are four casts. It's nice to see Beckanne getting better parts. In two casts she does Princess Aurora (well, she splits the shows in one cast).
I'm still bummed they didn't renew this show. I wanted to see how they all progressed.