Nina Sayers strives for the lead character in Swan Lake. A fragile and repressed ballerina, this role would require her to play a gentle white swan but also the seductive black swan. A girl in her mid-20’s, who lives in a cluttered small apartment in New York City along with her mother who is controlling, Erica. The ballet decided to replace the prime ballerina for the new season of Swan Lake. Although Nina is the first choice, she has competition.