Bunheads to Diversify Season 1 Cast

According to TvLine, two more Bunheads soon will join Madame Fanny and her cre. The ABC Family dramedy is bringing on Jack and Maggie, sibling dancers of colour who are incredibly close. The new characters will recur in the second half of Season 1, slated to return in early 2013.

Maggie is described as a bright, quirky 15- to 17-year-old who has an “indie Winona Ryder” vibe about her. Jack is around the same age and also is an individualist; both characters do their own thing and spend a lot of time in each other’s company. Though there’s no word yet on whether they will practice their pliés at the Paradise Dance Academy, the show is looking for actors with ballet experience.

What do you guys think of these additions? Do you think it was inspired by Shonda Rimes' comment on the lack of diversity in the Bunheads cast?