New York Times Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay has recently published an article regarding the Amercian-born Ballerina:
U.S. Ballerinas Redefine an Art, but What About History?
"Just now there are at least 11 prodigious American-born young women dancing in six different American companies, who deserve to be called ballerinas."
"I can only say that their dancing already matters greatly and is full of yet greater potential. Set these 11 women against their European counterparts, and you find an energy, an open audacity, a rhythmic complexity, and an assertiveness that helps to define them as excitingly American."
"San Francisco Ballet has Vanessa Zahorian and Sarah Van Patten...
Ms. Zahorian and Ms. Van Patten are complex women who often light up San Francisco Ballet’s repertory with multifaceted authority. Both can be striking in dramatic roles: Ms. Zahorian has mature sophistication, while Ms. Van Patten is capable of wildness and sweep."
I want to congratulate Macaulay on his good taste. ;)
And I congratulate Ms. Zahorian and Ms. Van Patten on their musicality, artistry and theatrical individuality.