Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ballet. You might ask yourself, "Why a video blog that goes behind the scenes of a classical ballet dancer's daily life?" Because what you see on the stage does not begin to capture what ballet or our lives are all about. You see the performance, but what you don't see -- the rehearsals, the costume designs, the frazzled nerves, the learning of a new ballet, the constant travels around the world, the injuries and the oftentimes long, painful road to recovery that lead us to wonder if this is the injury that can end a career -- it's all a part of what we do and who we are.
I'm only one dancer, but I hope that by giving you a window into my life as a principal ballerina at New York City Ballet, a door will be opened to more interest, curiosity, and enthusiasm for this artform that I, and so many others, love and work so hard for. So come on in, pull up a seat, and join me every Friday. You'll have a great time. I promise. Barre None.
And Then There Was One...
There is something that's just so calm and serene about being alone on the stage inside a theater with just your thoughts. It may seem odd to others but the stage is where I am most at peace. And there's nothing better than being in such a magnificent place like the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center where New York City Ballet calls home. We are wrapping up our Winter Season, and I am so glad that I made it. There were some scary moments with my foot, but I'm good and healthy. And there is much more to come. I'll be in Las Vegas and St. Louis the first week of March. Then, we're at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC from March 25 through March 31st. And before you know it, our New York City Spring Season and gala at the end of April. So, stick with me and we'll keep the Barre None party going. Thank you for joining me every Friday and for being a part of this amazing world that I live and love. Enjoy your weekend!
Check out last week's video blog here.
You can find Sara Mearns on twitter here: @nycbstar2b.