Johnny, the artistic director of a ballet studio, is mounting Swan Lake as the studio's next big production. Many of the ballerinas aspire for the lead role, yet nobody wants it more than Gracie who lives to dance. Gracie is a technically proficient dancer who can easily capture the essence of the innocent white swan but lacks the dark passion to portray the black swan. Obsessed with the role, Gracie makes an unexpected sexual advance on Johnny, but it seems like Lexi, a newly arrived ballerina from the west coast has beat her to it. Now Gracie must prove to Johnny that she is the right choice for the role over Lexi, in doing whatever it takes to be perfect as both the white swan and black swan as she descends into madness.