“Her dance partner calls her a ‘stage animal.’ Not quite the description one would expect to attribute to a ballet dancer, let alone a ten-year principal of perhaps the most prestigious dance company in the world. But, that’s the dynamic in which Sara Mearns performs within. Like in the dual roles of Odette/Odile in Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake,’ her debut role as a lead performer for the New York City Ballet, she takes on another persona. A devil may care performer who pushes her boundaries in a manner that defines all dancers from George Balanchine’s school. It’s an openness her dance partner Jared Angle finds, ‘exhilarating.'”Read more here.