“I left a company I danced for mid-season. I was seriously injured, but I truly left because of the toxic and manipulative work environment. This company continues to promote themselves as this successful, welcoming, and diverse organization, and continues to receive recognition for it from local news sources and popular dance magazines.
It pains me to watch them lure dancers in with the pretty picture they paint of themselves when I know on the inside it’s a really unhealthy environment. I share some terrible traumas with some other dancers who also left the same year. I thought I’d get over it quickly but over a year later it haunts and angers me.”