Swanning off, the Ballet Boss Accused of Affairs; Covent Garden Is Swept by Rumours about the Director and His Dancers
Reynolds, Mark, Daily Mail (London)
Byline: MARK REYNOLDS
THE artistic director of the Royal Ballet resigned last night amid accusations of sexual liaisons with ballerinas and a series of behind-the scenes rows.
Ross Stretton announced that leaving his job was 'the most appropriate course of action'.
The 49-year- old Australian made no reference, however, to rumours sweeping the 90- strong company as he departed.
Last night insiders explained that his appointment in August 2001 had left the Royal Ballet deeply divided. Dancers have even threatened to strike.
Mr Stretton, who is married to a former dancer and has three children, is said to have had relationships with …
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Publication information: Article title: Swanning off, the Ballet Boss Accused of Affairs; Covent Garden Is Swept by Rumours about the Director and His Dancers. Contributors: Reynolds, Mark - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: September 26, 2002. Page number: 5. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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