Quicksilver Aniuta is growing up to be a problem for her family. How is this impetuous mimic to earn her living when she has no domestic talents? Boarding school appears to be the answer and she is accepted as a pupil at the Imperial Theatrical School.
This is the story of Aniuta’s training at the school which prepared ballet dancers and actresses for the Bolshoi Theatre. We meet her friends and rivals as they begin learning their first steps and end by joining the company.