Tag: sexual harassment

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What We Know So Far: Breaking Down the Lawsuit Against UNCSA

University of North Carolina School of the Arts is facing multiple allegations of abuse in a lawsuit filed by famed sexual harassment attorney Gloria Allred and Lanier Law Group. UNCSA has long been a revered place to study dance at, producing many stars like Camille A. Brown and Gillian Murphy. Yet the school’s decades-old reputation […]

Should Aspiring Ballet Dancers "Run in the Other Direction"?

Update: Additional perspectives have been added to this story as more responses have come in. When news about the lawsuit against New York City Ballet and Chase Finlay emerged last week, plaintiff Alexandra Waterbury, a former School of American Ballet student, told The New York Times: “Every time I see a little girl in a […]

Paris Opéra Ballet Sues One of Its Own Dancers

You’d think the Paris Opéra Ballet would be in damage-control mode after a leaked dancers’ survey, in April, brought up worrying reports of harassment and mismanagement. But instead of addressing these issues internally, the French company is suing one of its own dancers in order to strip him of his union representative status and subsequently […]

#DancersToo: Is The Dance World Ready To Address Sexual Harassment?​

When an anonymous letter accused former New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins of sexual harassment last year, it felt like what had long been an open secret—the prevalence of harassment in the dance world—was finally coming to the surface. But the momentum of the #MeToo movement, at least in dance, has since died down. […]

Paris Opéra Ballet Dancers Cite Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo movement has made its way to France’s biggest ballet company. An anonymous survey recently leaked to the French press revealed major turbulence at the Paris Opéra Ballet. The Straits Times reports that the survey was conducted by an internal group representing POB’s dancers. In it, there are numerous claims of bullying, sexual harassment […]