At twenty-two, Cece Cordell reaches the pinnacle of her career as a ballet dancer when she's promoted to principal at the New York City Ballet. She's the first Black ballerina in the company's history. Even as she celebrates the achievement, Cece remains haunted by the feeling that she doesn't belong. As she waits for some feeling of rightness, she begins to unravel her past - an absent father, a pragmatic mother, and a missing older brother. Soon Cece is faced with a choice that has the potential to shatter the life she's cultivated, sending her on a pilgrimage to find her brother and reclaim the parts of herself lost in the machinery of the ballet world.