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Sara Mearns Explores New Realms in Joyce Theater Program

Over the past several years, Sara Mearns has successfully burst her “ballerina bubble,” experimenting with dance genres ranging from postmodern to hip hop to musical theater. The New York City Ballet principal now brings her talents to The Joyce Theater in a production titled SARA MEARNS: Piece of Work. The program, running March 8–13 (after […]

The Music, Books and TV Shows Getting Sara Mearns Through Quarantine

Sara Mearns is usually everywhere. If she’s not dancing with her home company, New York City Ballet, she’s working on musical theater projects with her husband Joshua Bergasse, commissioning work from downtown choreographers, embodying modern masters like Cunningham and Duncan, collaborating with hip-hop artists or guesting at the opera. And when she’s not dancing, she’s […]

No Short Cuts: A Day in The Life of New York City Ballet Principal Sara Mearns

How do principal dancers handle their intense schedules? For New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns, honing her instrument is key. The company’s Tuesday-through-Sunday workweeks, lengthy performance seasons and extensive repertoire can make for longs days and late nights. “During performance weeks, I think about what I’m doing that night and make sure I don’t […]