La Scala Ordered To Rehire Ballerina

Italy’s top court has ordered the rehiring of a La Scala ballerina sacked after suggesting the company’s dance school was responsible for anorexia among its young dancers. Mariafrancesca Garritano (pictured) was sacked unfairly in 2012, the court of cassation concluded in a definitive ruling on a case that turned the spotlight on eating disorders in the high-pressure world of professional ballet. I’ve eaten a lot of meals in my lifetime with ballet dancers of both sexes. They always seem to shovel it in at the table, but apparently backstage the situation is different.

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