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NYCB's Firing of Zachary Catazaro and Amar Ramasar Determined "Wrongful and Unjust"

One of the country’s top arbitrators has decided to reinstate Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro to New York City Ballet. The former principals were fired last fall for “inappropriate communications,” namely graphic text messages. The dancers’ union, American Guild of Musical Artists, fought the termination, arguing that the firings were unjust since they related entirely […]

The Dance Community Responds to NYCB's Firing of Amar Ramasar & Zachary Catazaro

New York City Ballet fired principal dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro on Saturday. Both had initially been suspended until 2019 for engaging in “inappropriate communications,” while principal Chase Finlay, who was the instigator of those communications, resigned. (Although, in a statement on Saturday, NYCB made it clear they had decided to terminate Finlay prior […]

Spotlight: What Keeps Amar Ramasar From Slacking In the Studio

Sure, lots of ballet dancers are doing stints in Broadway shows these days. But most of them aren’t tackling roles like Jigger Craigin, Carousel‘s villainous whaler, who yes, dances, but is by no means a role traditionally played by a dancer, and who demands a careful blend of charm and danger, drunkenness and cunning. Yet […]

Amar Ramasar is at The Top of His Game

New York City Ballet’s Amar Ramasar has grown into more than just an endearing kid from the Bronx. In recent seasons, he’s become an intriguing, sophisticated artist. But he still can’t help radiating his love for dance. Ramasar’s favorite red shirt is a hand-me-down from Christopher Wheeldon. Photo by Jayme Thornton. In a large studio […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in July 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Hope Muir Courtesy Charlotte Ballet Hope Muir has been named artistic director of National Ballet of Canada, beginning Jan. 1. She succeeds Karen Kain, who stepped down to become artistic director emerita on […]

What It Takes to Radically Reimagine "West Side Story"

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is celebrated across the dance world for her stripped-down, stubbornly abstract choreography; Ivo van Hove across the theater world for his stark, stubbornly tech-heavy reconstructions of plays and movie scripts. But after this week, the two Belgians are likely to be famed, for good or ill, as the pair who kicked […]