Erica hugs Nina into her chest and kisses the top of her
Erica releases her and Nina begins eating.
5 INT. SUBWAY TRAIN - DAY 5
Nina rides inside a crowded subway, staring absentmindedly at
her faint reflection in the train’s window.
Suddenly, another train roars by on the opposite track,
snapping her awake.
In the next train car, she sees the back of a BALLERINA
standing in the midst of the crowd. Her head bops to music
playing through iPod earphones.
Nina moves a strand of hair out of her eyes, and at that
exact moment, the girl in the next car moves in the same way.
Unnerved, Nina slowly lowers her arm. So does the other girl.
Although Nina can’t quite see her face, the girl seems
IDENTICAL from Nina’s vantage point.
The train jerks to a stop as it arrives at a station. Nina
sees the girl head to the exit. She cranes to see her face,
but her view’s obscured.
The doors slide shut and the train pulls out. Nina watches
the platform whisk by, keeping her eyes peeled, but she
doesn’t see the girl.
6 OMITTED 6
7 EXT. LINCOLN CENTER - DAY 7
Nina emerges from the subway station onto a city street.
She arrives at the MAJESTIC-LOOKING THEATER, where a few
other BALLERINAS likewise trickle towards the entrance. They
all look strangely similar: slender, carrying shoulder bags,
wearing leggings and loose sweatshirts.
She passes a ROW OF POSTERS featuring the company’s prima
ballerina, BETH MACINTYRE.
Nina looks at them, a little envious, before continuing on to
the STAGE DOOR.
8 INT. SOLOIST DRESSING ROOM - DAY 8
Crammed into a single dressing room, Nina and the company’s 5
SOLOISTS get ready for rehearsal. Chatting, sewing ribbon
onto shoes, applying makeup, putting band-aids on blisters.