‘Threatened’ ballet star resigns from the Bolshoi

Svetlana Lunkina, a prima ballerina who moved to Canada in 2012 after death threats were made against her film-producer husband, has officially severed her ties with the company. For the past two years, she has been on indefinite personal leave. She told Izvestia today that she was subjected to intrigues’ by the leadership. Previously, she alleged that the Bolshoi was ‘a giant brothel‘ where dancers were made to sleep with oligarchs in order to secure good roles.


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