Carrie Ann Inaba casting dancers and actors for new ABC pilot ‘Grace’


From the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars’ Carrie Ann Inaba comes a new dance-themed family drama titled “Grace”. The casting directors are auditioning actors and dancers in Los Angeles and New York for series regular roles.

The show tells the story of Sarah Grace, an attorney who’s father, Michael Grace (Eric Roberts), is a famous choreographer with an equally famous temper. Sarah handles all of her fathers business affairs, although she harbors great resentment towards him for her dysfunctional upbringing. At the same time, her father never forgave her for giving up a career as a dancer to become an attorney.

Academy Award nominated Lesli Linka Glatter will direct the pilot from a script by 3 time Primetime Emmy nominated writer/producer Krista Vernoff. Vernoff served as executive producer and writer on the hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy”.

In addition to her film directing accomplishments, Lesli Linka Glatter has directed such hit series as True Blood, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Mad Men, House M.D., ER, The West Wing, Grey’s Anatomy, among many more. Prior to her work as a director, Glatter was a modern dance choreographer working throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Shooting on “Grace” begins on March 8, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Note: This show is under AFTRA contract. Talent can join AFTRA online at or at their Hollywood branch office:

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 634-8200

Current costs to join AFTRA:

$1663.90 ($1600.00 + $63.90), covering initiation fee and the first payment of bi-annual dues.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Wendy O’Brien
“Grace” Casting
2233 Barry Avenue
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

New York:

Marci Phillips
Executive Director, Casting
ABC Entertainment
157 Columbus Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023


Merri Sugarman
Tara Rubin Casting
570 Fashion Avenue
Suite 401
New York, NY 10018

Extras Casting:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Grace Production Office
800 S. Main Street
2nd Floor
Burbank, CA 91506

ABC Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Producers:  Carrie Ann Inaba, Krista Vernoff

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter


Eric Roberts


The dance-themed drama revolves around a dysfunctional family and is set in the world of professional dance. The Grace Family Patriarch, Michael Grace, thinks and communicates in dance. So whether we are inside his imagination or inside his dance studio, dance will serve as both backdrop and subtext – creating conflict, illuminating the characters’ inner lives and communicating that which, for Michael, can’t be said with words.