All the Feels: The Emotional Rollercoaster of Understudying

The first time New York City Ballet soloist Unity Phelan went onstage as an understudy, she was waiting for the curtain to rise when the announcement was made that she would be replacing beloved principal Sara Mearns. “The whole audience went ‘Awww,’ ” Phelan recalls. “We all started cackling. Tyler Angle said, ‘This means they […]