What has happened to Ballet West?

What has happened to Ballet West?

Ballet West closed last August after sexual misconduct allegations were made against the vice-principal, Jonathan Barton, who has strongly denied any wrongdoing. The allegations, which are being investigated by Police Scotland, related solely to students in the upper school, attended by girls aged 16 and upwards.

How much money do Ballet West dancers make?

A ballet dancer makes anywhere between $14,500 and $256,500 in a year. This range represents the highest and lowest earners. Most ballet dancers’ salaries fall between $14,500 and $36,500. The average salary is about $1,326 per week.

Is Ballet West prestigious?

With 36 company members, 16 second company members, and a thriving academy that trains dancers of all ages, many of whom have gone on to professional careers with Ballet West and companies around the world, Ballet West ranks among the top professional ballet companies in America.

What happened Jonathan Barton?

Jonathan Barton was arrested following an investigation into Ballet West, a residential dance school in Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute. Allegations of sexual misconduct had triggered the investigation. Mr Barton made no plea at Oban Sheriff Court on Wednesday and was released on bail pending a future appearance.

Who is Jonathan Barton?

Jonathan Barton of Ballet West Scotland in Argyll has been identified as the man who quit after being accused of abusing his position to sleep with teenage pupils at the £9,000 a year boarding school his family runs. The allegations include sexual contact with his students.

Who is Gillian Barton?

Gillian Barton founded Ballet West in 1991 and was the Principal the entire time the school was open. She is American and Jonathan was born in the US.

What is a prima ballerina salary?

Expected Lifetime Earnings: $1,669,920 Though famous prima ballerinas like Nina Ananiashvili can make $30,000 in one performance, your ordinary, non-prima ballet dancer (who still isn’t all that ordinary) makes roughly the same hourly rate as a kid flipping burgers over the summer.

What is Ballet West ranked?

This charity’s score is 87.22, earning it a 3-Star rating.

Is Perla still married?

Yes. After three seasons of appearing on the ITV reality series, Perla has decided to quit. Perla’s marriage to John, which began to crumble throughout season 10, was also the subject of much of 2019’s drama.

How old is Jonathan Barton Ballet West?

Jonathan Barton, former vice principal of Ballet West, Taynuilt, appeared on petition at Oban Sheriff Court on Wednesday July 14. Barton, aged 39, has been charged with 16 sex offences including assault and rape, and indecent assault.

What do ballet talks at Ballet West do?

Ballet Talks are fun and informative pre-curtain discussions hosted by a rotating Ballet West Artistic Staff member. Attendees get the inside scoop on the performance, as well as the chance to ask any ballet questions they may have. Ballet Talks, free to all ticket holders, will add to your enjoyment and understanding of the performance.

How does the Usher work at Ballet West?

An usher will direct you to the location of the Ballet Talk upon your arrival at the theater. Each season, Ballet West complements the ballet-going experience for its donors with a series of exclusive events, offered to those in the Membership and Heritage Club annual giving programs.

How long is the talk before the ballet?

Ballet Talks, free to all ticket holders, will add to your enjoyment and understanding of the performance. Ballet Talks are held one hour before each performance (except during The Nutcracker and Choreographic Festival) and are approximately 30 minutes long.