New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns marked her injury recovery and recent return to the stage by unveiling a new blog, Barre None, on Huffington Post. In her weekly entries and videos, Mearns offers visitors a behind-the-scenes peek at the ins and outs of her daily life as a ballerina. That means getting the lowdown on rehearsals, costume fittings, travel, injuries and more. “I’m only one dancer, but I hope that by giving you a window into my life…a door will be opened to more interest, curiosity, and enthusiasm for this art form,” she says.
Perhaps this project will correct a few of the industry’s “Black Swan” stereotypes and foster a more inquisitive and informed audience. Read Mearns’ last entry and watch the accompanying video (on New York City Fashion Week!) here: