Star Academy is a French reality television show based on the Spanish hit TV show Operación Triunfo. It is produced by the Dutch company Endemol. It consists of a contest of young singers. It spawned an equally successful show in Quebec called Star Académie. It was broadcast on TF1 (2001-2008) and NRJ12 (2012). At the end of each season, selected contestants would go on tour around France, Morocco, Switzerland, Belgium, Tunisia, and other French-speaking countries.
Tara Webster spent her entire life training to become a ballet dancer, possessing the rare seeds of greatness that would one day rank her among the best in the world. After a devastating injury sidelined her career, Tara decided to forget about dancing and concentrate on fitting into normal life as a university student. Nonetheless, when she is presented with the opportunity to tour with the National Ballet Company in a walk-on role, she is convinced she would be crazy not to try. Recovering from a broken back seems easy now compared to Tara’s crippling mental block about performing in front of an audience. Can she find the strength in time to prove she belongs on the world stage? When everything you’ve ever wanted is on the line, how do you know if you should cut your losses and walk away? Or dig deep and give it one last shot, risking unbearable disappointment?