Sono Osato, playing the role of Ivy, made her first appearance in Scene 4 of the show, titled “The Presentation of Miss Turnstiles,” and her race was adroitly managed from the outset. Sono’s work with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo put her in New York City at an historical moment when the realms of dance and theater had become deeply cosmopolitan, in large part from absorbing so many European refugees. But of course at the end of each month a new Miss Turnstiles is chosen... and when that happens... IVY: As it turned out, by late December 1944, when the premiere of On the Town took place, the Allies had begun gaining traction in the war, and Sono’s prominent presence on stage was probably less volatile than just a few months earlier, when casting decisions were made. She studies painting and dancing at Symphonic Hall. He finally attended the show in April 1945. "ARB was small enough that I was given the chance to jump straight into soloist roles," says Parini. Her next Broadway role came with On the Town, and the show’s creative team clearly worked to manage Osato’s race as they shaped the show. [Ivy admirers disappear. That was hard to hear, but I was grateful for her honesty.". Bill grounds Sissy for two weeks after subway security detains her for jumping a turnstile. Cincinnati Ballet corps de ballet dancer Taylor Carrasco in Victoria Morgan's The Nutrcacker, Peter Mueller, Courtesy Cincinnati Ballet. New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin will step into the role of Ivy Smith, aka Miss Turnstiles, from August 11–23 in the Broadway musical On the Town. But looking back, the BalletMet dancer wouldn't change a single thing about the winding path she's taken. And nearly five years later, she couldn't be more grateful. Central to the plot is the pursuit of Ivy Smith by Gabey, one of the sailors. It’s a mixed bag. She's a home-loving girl. She played sirens and swans, lovers and Japanese bar-boys, and, with One Touch of Venus, she started traversing genre boundaries, swapping tutus for short velveteen skirts. "It was humbling," she says.