Ballerina is a 1966 telefilm produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was originally broadcast on NBC on February 27, and March 6, 1966. It was later released theatrically overseas during the same year by Metro Goldwyn Mayer on April 27, 1966 in Japan; May 12, 1966 in Denmark; December 16, 1966 in the UK; and October 23, 1967 in Sweden. The telefilm was directed by Norman Campbell.


Mette Sørenson is a student of the Royal Danish Ballet and dreams of becoming a ballerina. Unfortunately, her mother wishes she would live her life as an ordinary girl.


  • Mette Hønningen ... Mette Sorensen
  • Kirsten Simone ... Kirsten Holm
  • Astrid Villaume ... Helga Sorensen
  • Poul Reichhardt ... Paul Sorensen
  • Henning Kronstam ... Henning Tanberg
  • Jenny Agutter ... Ingrid Jensen
  • Blandine Ebinger ... Mme. Karova
  • Ole Wegener ... Sven
  • Erik Mørk ... Ballet Master
  • Hans Schwarz Jr. ... Trainer (as Hans Schwarz)
  • Edvin Tiemroth ... Theater Director
  • Walt Disney ... Himself - Host
  • Valsø Holm
  • Bjørn Puggaard-Müller


Directed by
  • Norman Campbell
Written by
  • Casey Robinson
  • Peter Schnitzler
  • Robert Westerby
Produced by
  • Bill Anderson ... producer
  • Peter V. Herald ... producer
  • Walt Disney ... executive producer (uncredited)
Music by
  • Henning Schreiter
Cinematography by
  • Günther Anders
  • Rolf Rønne
Camera and Electrical Department

Henrik Fog-Møller ... assistant camera

Other crew
  • Casey Robinson ... idea
  • Peter Schnitzler ... idea


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