What does the turmoil at New York City Ballet mean for the art form? And where does the company stand now?
The country’s premier ballet company, rocked by accusations against its former leader and three male dancers, is now reassessing its culture.
Amar Ramasar, one of the company’s stars, and Zachary Catazaro were implicated in a lawsuit that has roiled the company.
Alexandra Waterbury, 19, accused New York City Ballet of fostering a “fraternity-like atmosphere.”
Chase Finlay, a principal dancer, has resigned; Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro are suspended in connection with “inappropriate communications.”
The company, directed by a team of four young people since the resignation of Peter Martins, is in a state of impressive improvement.
Our chief dance critic looks at this troupe’s changing lineups, including young dancers making their debuts in leading roles.