[font=Georgia, serif][size=4]Hyltin shone throughout the rest of the season. Her debut as the central girl in [/size][/font]Serenade [font=Georgia, serif][size=4]was convincing and moving, even though we associate the role with dancers less ethereal. She was enchanting in [/size][/font]Western Symphony[font=Georgia, serif][size=4], poignant in [/size][/font]Stravinsky Violin Concerto[font=Georgia, serif][size=4]. She doesn’t have the brio, the supreme musicality of Tiler Peck (who does?) or the plangency and inner life of Sara Mearns when Mearns is at her best (at the moment, she’s just too heavy).[/size][/font]
Yeesh, I find it hard to believe Sara Mearns is too "heavy". I've seen recent pics and videos and she has the same physique as Carrie Imler at PNB: both have classic mesomorph structures. There is absolutely nothing they can do in class or cross training to force their muscle fibers to become ectomorphs. But both are throwbacks to an earlier age of ballerina physiques and have more in common with Maria Tallchief than Tanny leClercq.