Kenneth Greve, Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet, was released today from his duties.
The reason given was, ‘among others, improper language towards the dancers’ physical and appearance and commenting (on) aspects which belong to their personal life.’
Greve said: ‘I am extremely sorry. I have a passionate attitude towards my work, and I confess that I have gone beyond my limits in the position of a director. I apologise my behaviour both from the dancers and the Finnish National Ballet. I wish that this does not harm in anyway the reputation and future of the national ballet in Finland.’
Greve, who is Danish, resigned in December 2016 from Finnish National Ballet but appears to have stayed on while they continued the search for a successor.