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American ballerina accuses Russia’s Bolshoi in ‘cash for solos’ scam

Russia’s legendary Bolshoi ballet was embroiled in a new scandal Wednesday after an American ballerina accused the theatre of demanding $10,000 to allow her to dance solos. Texan Joy Womack, 19, a young dancer hired last year after graduating from Bolshoi’s dancing school, said in an interview with the Izvestia…

Top Bolshoi ballerina ‘flees Russia’ after threats

One of the Bolshoi ballet’s best known ballerinas has fled Russia for Canada after receiving threats over a business dispute involving her husband, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday. Svetlana Lunkina told the Izvestia daily she had taken leave from the theatre until the end of the season over troubles stemming…