Dhonielle Clayton a grandi dans le Maryland, à proximité de Washington, DC, où elle passait le plus clair de son temps cachée sous la table de sa grand-mère avec une pile de livres. Elle a été enseignante et documentaliste en collège avant de cofonder CAKE Literary, une entreprise dédiée à la défense de la diversité en littérature. Touchée très tôt par le virus du voyage, elle adore parcourir le monde. Son port d'attache est New York où elle poursuit sa quête de la meilleure pizza.
Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet-star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever.
When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.
June, Bette, and Gigi are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose…and no one is playing nice. June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. But being the best could mean sacrificing the love of her life. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished. It all comes down to this last dance. Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?