Black Swan

Nina Sayers is a 28-year-old who lives with her overprotective mother (Erica) and dances with a New York City ballet company. The company is opening the season with Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. After forcing prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre into retirement, artistic director Thomas Leroy announces he is looking for a new dancer for the dual roles of the innocent and fragile White Swan Odette and the sensual Black Swan Odile. Nina auditions for the roles and gives a flawless performance as Odette, but fails to embody Odile.