Waterbury sued after discovering, she said, that a third male City Ballet dancer whom she had been dating, Chase Finlay, had shared nude photos of her, taken without her knowledge, with other men in the company. The lawsuit accused Finlay of sending nude photos of Waterbury to Ramasar. It said Catazaro exchanged unspecified images with Finlay. While denying that it condoned mistreatment of women, the ballet company terminated the contracts of Ramasar and Catazaro. Finlay resigned before he could be fired.
A year-old woman charged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, whom she had been dating, shared sexually explicit photos and short videos of her that were taken without her knowledge or consent with others affiliated with the company. The woman, Alexandra Waterbury, filed suit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan against the company and her ex-boyfriend, Chase Finlay, who had been a principal dancer there until last month when he resigned after the company sought to question him about her allegations. In her lawsuit, Ms. Waterbury accuses Mr. Finlay of sending nude photos of herself to Mr. Catazaro of having exchanged unspecified images with Mr.
Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. New York City Ballet has fired two dancers after they were accused of being part of a group that texted each other nude photos of women taken without consent. Two dancers have been fired from the New York City Ballet amid accusations they were part of a ring of male dancers who inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of women. The ballet company announced the firings of principal dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catarazo on Saturday.
The misogyny of the ballet world has been whispered about for decades; now, it's being shouted. The woman, Alexandra Waterbury, had been a student at the company's affiliated dance academy, School of American Ballet, and was recently dating male principal dancer Chase Finlay, whom she names in the suit alongside two other company members. According to the New York Times , Waterbury says that after discovering photos and videos of herself on his computer, which she alleges were taken and shared without her consent, she decided to come forward with charges. At the beginning of the year, Peter Martins-the company's then-Ballet Master, who had worked there for nearly 30 years-retired abruptly amid accusations from five City Ballet dancers of sexual harassment and physical and verbal abuse.