Peek Inside The Cutthroat World Of The New York City Ballet

Whether or not you actually intend on wearing toe shoes within your lifetime, you can briefly experience the high-intensity life of a ballet dancer in city.ballet, AOL's ongoing series documenting the lives of New York City's rising stars.

In this week's episode, "Soloists," dancers discuss the difficulty of soloist ranking -- a seniority based ranking system that can chip away at a dancer's confidence. Check our the fourth installment of the series above and see the entire project here.