Sara Mearns Promoted to Principal Dancer

Sara Mearns in Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering, photo by Paul Kolnik

After a very full and magnificent spring season of performing, Sara Mearns of New York City Ballet has been promoted to principal.  She performed in a huge amount of the repertoire this season and I cannot think of a performance where she wasn’t in top form.  Since being plucked from the corps in 2006 to perform as Odette in Peter Martins’ Swan Lake, Sara has gained a lot of well-deserved attention and praise for her dancing, and she’s grown tremendously since that time, in terms of both technique and artistry.  Her lush movement quality and lyricism have become trademarks of her dancing.  This promotion is well-merited after such an impressive and memorable season of performing, and not at all surprising.  Congratulations, Sara!

For some recent reviews of Sara’s dancing, click here, here, and here.

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One Response to Sara Mearns Promoted to Principal Dancer

  1. Philip says:

    Sara really had a fantastic season and she truly deserves the promotion. On top of everything else, she even came over to Central Park on the morning of a matinee performance day to give the NYCB AIDS Walk team a send-off.

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