'Tiny Pretty Things': Meet Kylie Jefferson, Daniela Norman, Jess Salgueiro and the cast of Netflix's ballet drama
The Archer School is an oasis for an array of dancers: rich and poor, from north and south and a range of backgrounds but when it comes to their dreams, there is no Plan B
Netflix is set to release yet another elite school drama with 'Tiny Pretty Things'. "When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition," reads the streaming giants' synopsis. The series is based on a novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. It is of the same name and is created by Michael MacLennan. Here is the cast bringing the ballet drama to your small screens.
Kylie Jefferson as Neveah Stroyer
Newcomer Kylie Jefferson will be playing the role of Neveah who according to her IMDb page is a contemporary ballet dancer, actress and choreographer. The young star started dancing at the age of 4 and at 6 years of age and was the youngest student to be part of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) in Culver City, California. As a teenager, she split her time between Debbie Allen Dance Academy and Washington DC's Kirov Academy of Ballet. Jefferson graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts degree in contemporary dance from Boston Conservatory in 2016. She even choreographed ScHoolboy Q's 'CHopstix' featuring Travis Scott and was recognized with a Universal Dance Awards nomination in the category of Favorite Music Video Performance.
Lauren Holly as Monique
Holly is known for her roles as Mary in 'Dumb and Dumber' (1994), Maxine Stewart in 'Picket Fences' (1992-1996), Linda Lee in 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story' (1993) and Gigi in 'What Women Want' (2000). Her recent works include 'Hailey Dean Mystery' (2019), 'Designated Survivor' (2019), 'Tammy's Always Dying' (2019), and 'The Cuban' (2019). In 1994 she won a Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series for 'Picket Fences' and in 1995 she won a MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss in 'Dumb and Dumber' which she shared with Jim Carrey.
Jess Salgueiro as Isabel
Salgueiro is known for her roles as Mean Nanny in 'Workin' Moms' (2017-2015), Marry-Anne in 'Letterkenny' (2018-2019), Robin in 'The boys' (2019), and Chandra Wei in 'The Expanse' (2019). Her more recent works include 'The Expanse' (2019), 'Larry' (2020), 'Sugar Daddy' (2020), and 'Bing! Bang! Bi!' (2020). She has three releases titled 'Little Bird', 'Far Cry 6' and Two to Look, One to See' in post-production.
Casimere Jollette as Bette
Jollette is known for her roles as Skylar in 'Dirty John' (2019), Danica Fields in 'Code Black' (2018) and Linz in 'Guidance' (2015). Her recent works include 'This Is Us' (2019) where she played the role of a Ballet Dancer, she also played Brie in the TV series 'Dimension 404' (2017) and Natalie in 'F.R.E.D.I.' (2018). In 2018, the actress won an Action on Film Award for Best Young Performer Female - Feature for 'F.R.E.D.I.'
Daniela Norman as June
Norman has recently been part of the entertainment scene with only two other credits before 'Tiny Pretty Things'. She played a role in 'An American in Paris: The Musical' (2018) and Demeter in 'Cats' (2019).
Brennan Clost as Shane
Clost is known for his works as Shaver in 'Your Guide to a World Class Shave' (2012), the Nutcracker Prince in 'Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight' (2014), Arthur in 'Arthur and Annie' (2017) and Daniel in 'The Next Step' (2013-2017)
The rest of the cast includes Kylie Jefferson as Neveah, Michael Hsu Rosen as Nabil, Damon J. Gillespie as Caleb, Anna Maiche as Cassie Shore, Barton Cowperthwaite as Oren, Bayardo De Murguia as Ramon, Tory Trowbridge as Delia among others.
The official synopsis reads, "Based on the book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, 'Tiny Pretty Things' is set in the world of an elite ballet academy and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin. As Chicago’s only elite dance school, the Archer School of Ballet serves as the company school for the city’s renowned professional company: City Works Ballet. The Archer School is an oasis for an array of dancers: rich and poor, from north and south, and a range of backgrounds. Yet they all share a rare talent and passion for dance, a loyal sense of community… and when it comes to their dreams, no Plan B."
You can watch the official trailer below. Catch 'Tiny Pretty Things' on Netflix on December 14, 2020.