American Ballet Theatre just announced that principal dancer Marcelo Gomes, who celebrated 20 years with the company this summer, has resigned.
Last Saturday, ABT learned of a "highly concerning" allegation of sexual misconduct by Gomes, related to an incident from approximately eight years ago. A press release from board chairman Andrew F. Barth says that the allegation did not involve any current or former company members, and didn't occur in relation to Gomes' employment with ABT. The company launched an independent investigation, and today, in light of that investigation, Gomes gave his resignation.
Details are scarce right now. But as far as we know, Gomes is still on the lineup to choreograph for The Washington Ballet's program of premieres in March. And his documentary, Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, is scheduled to have its theatrical premiere at Film Forum in New York City from January 3 to 16.
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