Rae August has successfully avoided most distractions on her quest to compete for Lead Dancer of the National Ballet. New stagehand Valentine Gambol's ideas about artificially-intelligent art house robotics are the last thing she needs right before Trials. When she accidentally discovers her ballet master father has connections to the ultra-secretive anti-technology organization Six, Rae must choose between her big break and Val, who has unknowingly become the most dangerous guy in town: an inventor of a world-changing technology that promises to make nearly anything possible.