Temporarily escaping her abusive and troubled past, Claire gains entry into New York City's prestigious American Ballet Company where she finds new opportunities and new enemies.
Claire attempts to sever ties with her brother, but he comes looking for her. Paul engages a cutting- edge choreographer. Aging prima ballerina Kiira plots to stay in the limelight.
The company hits financial jeopardy, but the show must go on. Choreographer Toni inspires the dancers and irks Paul. Claire inquires about the strip club. Bryan arrives in New York.
Claire tries to expunge Bryan from her New York City life, while foraying deeper into the strip club world. Mia struggles with her continued pain, and Ross feels Paul's insecurity.
Claire and Kiira compete to become face of the ABC season. Mia worries that her eating disorder is doing real damage. Claire gets a better understanding of Sergei's interests.
Thanksgiving arrives, and Paul's neuroses frays dancers nerves. Claire ventures home to see her ailing father and Bryan, who she hasn't seen since their horrifying encounter in New York.
While opening night fast approaches, Paul faces setbacks that he blames on Toni. Kiira makes a big decision. Romeo's prophecy upsets a deeply insecure Claire.