Miriam has trained her whole life to fulfill her dreams and it's finally paid off now that she's the prima ballerina, but she's been keeping a secret. The years of sprains, fractures, and bruises have been taking their toll, and she has to give it all up forever. Distraught, Miriam runs from the studio and discovers a secret room she's never seen before. Inside she finds a pair of gleaming white and gold slippers, and a mysterious voice whispering to her in the dark. If she tries on the slippers, it says, she'll regain the strength to raise en pointe. Soon, Miriam is back, but each achievement on her journey back means more negotiation with the spirit who claims it wants just one harmless thing in return... to join the ballerinas and dance, just like her.