A Star Has Risen: Ballerina Soloist Devon Teuscher
27 June 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
"It doesn't feel long ago that I watched and dreamt, from the back line of the corps, to one day take this final bow. Tonight I am overcome by love, gratitude, and humility from the journey that has lead to this evening. Thank you @abtofficial for supporting me and for giving me the honor of being your queen. #swanlake #dreamscometrue #ballet"
Ms. Teuscher is the complete package, a mixture of astonishing technique, grandeur and ease. She doesn’t show you how she’s dancing a role; rather, she embodies it with a natural vivacity of breathtaking coordination and elegant strength.
After her second performance — Ms. Teuscher having taken over as the understudy for an injured Gillian Murphy — she had more control over her emotions. But Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theater’s artistic director, didn’t. “He told me, ‘The first show you cried,’” she recalled. “‘The second show you made me cry.’”