Peter Martins, who led the New York City Ballet, resigned on January 1 after five dancers accused Martins of physical and verbal abuse dating back to 1993, the New York Times reports.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that five New York City City Ballet dancers (only one of them is still with the company), accused longtime City Ballet “master in chief” Peter Martins of physical abuse or threats against them and others who have worked with him.
Center Stage fans will leap with excitement about AOL's new web series about the New York City Ballet, narrated and executive produced by Sarah Jessica Parker. It's all there: the dance, the drama, the toe shoes. Except Zoe Saldana. She's not there.
Ballet companies, to those of us not in the know, always seem like the most intriguing places. Like, it seems like a safe bet that they're all haunted by sad 19th century Russian ballerinas who died after being driven to madness by their multiple lovers and now spend their ghost-y days tormenting the living dancers.…
We don't often wish we were at these events, but from the impromptu dancing with ballet greats to Natalie Portman's amazing getup to the seriously bizarre socialite-wear, the New York City Ballet's opening night celebration at Lincoln Center looked fabulous.