The Cast of 'Tiny Pretty Things' Is Full of Actual Dancers

Their credits range from Cats to The Cher Show.

A ballet scene from 'Tiny Pretty Things'
(Image credit: Sophie Giraud/Netflix)

While we wait for Riverdale to start back up again and for the Gossip Girl reboot (opens in new tab) to arrive on HBO Max, Netflix has swooped in to fill the void left by the absence of any similarly dark, campy teen shows. Enter: Tiny Pretty Things, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. The series, which debuted on Netflix on Dec. 14, follows a group of young dancers at a ballet academy so cutthroat that they'll do anything it takes to succeed, from trolling the city for drugs to dull the pain of training on a fractured foot to maybe, just maybe, pushing a star student off the roof of the school. Spliced between all the over-the-top drama and off-the-rails dialogue, though, are breathtaking dance scenes, as the students train for and rehearse their annual showcase performance. And those scenes aren't just Hollywood smoke and mirrors—the cast is largely comprised of actual professional dancers. Here's who's who in Tiny Pretty Things, and where you may have last seen them pirouetting across a stage.

Andrea Park is a Chicago-based writer and reporter with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the extended Kardashian-Jenner kingdom, early 2000s rom-coms and celebrity book club selections. She graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism in 2017 and has also written for W, Brides, Glamour, Women's Health, People and more.