The documentary 'The Barre' is about the story of Joel Kioko, a ballerino of Kenya. The 17-year-old classic ballerino, ‘Joel,’ is from the slums but he managed to overcame poverty through his hard working in ballet. Now he is drawing globalattention as a promising ballerino of kenya if not the whole Africa. After he first learned classical ballet in ‘after school class’ in Kenya, he worked harder than anyone else and finally went off to the United States to study. He was the first Kenyan to be chosen as a scholarship student at the Ballet School in London, England. His teacher and mentor, the head of Kenya Dance Center, Ms. Cooper Rust, identified Joel's potential as a ballerino and gave full support. And she is currently teaching ballet to other Kenyan children in Nairobi. This documentary will tell a Kenya' s ballet through Joel 's story and deliver hopes and dreams to viewers .