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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…

Bolshoi dancer charged in acid attack on director ordered held until August

The Bolshoi ballet dancer charged with ordering an acid attack on its artistic director will be detained until mid-August, a Moscow court ruled Friday, as the alleged perpetrator said he had used a mixture of battery fluid and urine. Pavel Dmitrichenko is charged with two accomplices over the attack on…

Bolshoi dancer appears in court over acid attack

A leading dancer at Russia?s Bolshoi Theatre appeared in court Thursday after confessing to planning the acid attack on the ballet troupe?s artistic director Sergei Filin, reportedly in revenge for Filin’s treatment of his dancer girlfriend. A Moscow district court was to decide whether to remand in custody leading Bolshoi…

Bolshoi dancer confesses to acid attack on dance company’s director

A leading Bolshoi Ballet soloist and two other detained suspects have confessed to their involvement in the acid attack on the artistic director of world famous dance company Sergei Filin, Moscow police said Wednesday. One of the company’s leading male dancers Pavel Dmitrichenko , the suspected mastermind of the attack,…

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