It Starts with a Step


On October 2, 2010, the brand-new ballet company that would become today’s American Midwest Ballet took the stage for the first time ever at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater, in Harrison McEldowney’s exhilarating Swing, Swing, Swing! In this featurette, cast members look back on the uncertainty and excitement that led up to that memorable evening. It’s the perfect introduction for Lance Glenn’s full-length documentary film It Starts with a Step, which will make its online premiere on October 2, 2020 – exactly ten years after the new company’s first steps onstage.

Rising from Adversity

This 10-year-anniversary trailer introduces Lance Glenn’s feature-length documentary “It Starts with a Step,” a behind-the-scenes look at how a group of dancers banded together to overcome the collapse of their former company and create the new group that became today’s American Midwest Ballet. The full documentary will make its online premiere October 2 as the kickoff of AMB’s Going Solo series..