Peter Martins Has Retired from NYCB Amidst Misconduct Allegations

Yesterday evening, Peter Martins announced his immediate retirement as New York City Ballet’s ballet master in chief through a letter to the company’s board. He had been solely in charge of the company’s artistic direction since 1989 and the School of American Ballet’s chairman of faculty since 1983. Since December 7, Martins had been on […]

Marcelo Gomes Just Resigned from ABT

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 […]

Op-Ed: What's Missing in the Peter Martins Investigation

Former New York City Ballet dancer Wilhelmina Frankfurt first spoke out about sexual misconduct at NYCB in Psychology Tomorrow in 2012. Since October, she’s been working with The Washington Post reporter Sarah Kaufman for a story about Peter Martins, and when the School of American Ballet began investigating Martins for an anonymous accusation, she was […]

#JustDreaming About The Women Who Could Lead New York City Ballet

While it’s appalling that any male leader would use his power to humiliate women, the accusations against Peter Martins opens up a wonderful, rosy possibility. In an email conversation about Martins stepping down temporarily, a friend of mine wrote, “They won’t hire a man in this climate.” I suddenly found myself getting giddy with the […]

Dancers: Have You Been Sexually Harassed? Fill Out Our Survey

The past few months have brought to light countless accusations of sexual harassment and assault against men in positions of power across media, Hollywood and politics. Though there hasn’t been much attention on the issue as it plays out in the dance world, unfortunately we know all to well that sexual harassment exists in our […]

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