New York City Ballet chief is called out by the Times

The New York Times has reported anonymous allegations against the Danish dancer and choreographer Peter Martins, artistic director of City Ballet since 1990.

Martins, 71, has been suspended from taking class. But he remains in his position as head of ballet.

According to the Times: ‘Two former City Ballet dancers and three former students at the school described a culture in which Mr. Martins was known for sleeping with dancers, some of whom received better roles because of their personal relationships with him.’

NY City Ballet says its ongoing investigation ‘has not substantiated the allegations.’ It had received ‘an anonymous letter making general, nonspecific allegations of sexual harassment in the past by Peter Martins at both New York City Ballet and the school.’

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