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"Flesh and Bone" (TV show) is a drama series on Starz that follows a young ballet dancer, Claire, who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The dark and gritty series will unflinchingly explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world.

Acclaimed dancer Sarah Hay ("Black Swan") stars in the lead role of Claire, a beautiful, soulful and deeply emotionally wounded young ballerina who possesses an innate innocence and fragility while at the same time harboring self-destructive tendencies and a vaulting ambition. Claire is a transcendent ballerina, capable of reaching the sublime, but her inner torment and aspirations drive her in compelling, unforeseeable ways, especially when she is confronted with the machinations of the company's mercurial Artistic Director, played by Ben Daniels ("House of Cards," "Law & Order UK") and an unwelcome visitor from her past.

To ensure authenticity, the executive producers cast a company of 22 accomplished ballet dancers including former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (Kiira), former American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky (Ross), Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner (Daphne) and Emily Tyra (Mia) from "Boardwalk Empire."



Ethan Stiefel, the former artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the star of the movies "Center Stage" and "Center Stage: Turn It Up" and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre from 1997 till July 2012 is a consultant and choreographer on the series. He created a 13-minute original ballet for "Flesh and Bone."

Other cast members include Josh Helman ("X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Damon Herriman ("Justified"), Tina Benko ("The Good Wife") and Tovah Feldshuh ("The Walking Dead").

"Flesh and Bone" is created and written by Emmy award-winning "Breaking Bad" writer and executive producer, Moira Walley-Beckett, who also serves as executive producer along with Lawrence Bender (Oscar nominated for "Inglourious Basterds," "Pulp Fiction" and "Good Will Hunting"), Kevin Brown ("Roswell") and John Melfi ("Sex and the City," "House of Cards," "Nurse Jackie," "Rome"). Bender, Brown and Walley-Beckett all have connections to the world of ballet, which brought them together with Starz on this project. Bender and Walley-Beckett are former ballet dancers, and Brown's family is made up entirely of former ballet dancers, and their story was the basis for the Oscar-nominated film, "The Turning Point."


FLESH AND BONE (TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: Starz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: November 8, 2015
Seasons: 1





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