Trivia (7)

Nat Wolff replaces Dane DeHaan as Victor in the American release of the film. DeHaan voices Victor in the original version of the film.

Félicie, voiced by Elle Fanning, competes for the lead role in the ballet The Nutcracker. Fanning previously appeared in The Nutcracker in 3D (2010).

Maddie Ziegler voices Félicie's rival, who has an overbearing mother; Ziegler is a dancer in real life, having appeared on Dance Moms (2011).

WILHELM SCREAM: When Luteau crashes his motorcycle into a stump.

When we see Paris, the Eifel Tower is under construction. Later, we find out that the competition is for a role in a performance of the Nutcracker. The Eifel Tower was completed in 1889, and the Nutcracker didn't debut until 1892.

The USA changed the film title from Ballerina to Leap.

The character played by Maddie Ziegler is repeatedly said to have no passion and emotion when she dances which ends up losing her the place in the final show. When performing on Dance Moms, Maddie was well know for putting a lot of emotion into her performances, (the Maddie face) and became one of her signature moves.