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New York City Ballet announced today [July 1, 2008] that Sara Mearns has been promoted to Principal Dancer. Peter Martins, NYCB’s Ballet Master in Chief, made the promotion on Saturday, June 28, following Mearns’ performance in Balanchine’s La Sonnambula.
During the 2008 season, Mearns made debuts in a number of works including; George Balanchine’s Diamonds from Jewels...
She entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2001. In the fall of 2003 she became an apprentice with NYCB. In June 2004, Mearns joined the Company as a memberof the corps de ballet, and was promoted to the rank of soloist in March 2006.
New York City Ballet’s 2008 season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Centers begins on Tuesday, July 8, and runs through Saturday, July 26. -- NYC Ballet