'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Books 'Bunheads' Gig (Exclusive)

Jeanine Mason  - P 2012
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Jeanine Mason  - P 2012

Bunheads is getting some So You Think You Can Dance blood.

Jeanine Mason, the season five winner of Fox's dance competition series, has booked a recurring role on the ABC Family ballet drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Her first episode will air Jan. 14.

Newcomer Niko Pepaj also has joined.

Mason and Pepaj will play close-knit siblings, a well-traveled, educated and artistic duo who are new to the town of Paradise.

Repped by Amatruda Benson & Associates and Untitled Entertainment, Mason was 18 when she became the youngest winner of So You Think You Can Dance. She next stars in Default with David Oyelowo and The Muddy, out next year. Her credits include CSI, Big Time Rush and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Pepaj, repped by The Schiff Co., has appeared in MTV's TV movie My Super Psycho Sweet Sixteen: Part 3.

Bunheads returns 9 p.m. Jan. 7.

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