NYC ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin says director made rape comments

‘It’s amazing more women aren’t raped these days’: NYC ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin says a director made comments about women in short dresses and principal dancer Amar Ramasar tweaked her nipples every class

  • Georgina Pazcoguin, 36, made the series of allegations in her new memoir ‘Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina
  • Pazcoguin, who is the company’s first Asian American soloist, has been with the New York City Ballet since joining back in 2003
  • In the memoir, Pazcoguin accused repertory director Jean-Pierre Frohlich of saying during a rehearsal it was surprising more women weren’t raped
  • Pazcoguin also alleged that principal dancer Amar Ramasar tweaked her nipples for years in class
  • Ramasar was fired in 2018 – but reinstated months laterafter being accused of sharing sexually explicit photos of female ballerinas
  • Pazcoguin also wrote about the company’s ex-director Peter Martins and referred to him as her ‘psychological abuser
  • Martins retired in 2018 amid allegations of sexual harassment and physical and verbal abuse
  • A New York Stad Ballet soloist has claimed in a new memoir that a director once told her it was ‘amazing more women aren’t rapedand that a principal dancer used to tweak her nipples when he greeted her in class.

    Georgina Pazcoguin, 36, made the series of allegations about the company’s fellow dancers and directors in her new memoir ‘Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina’.

    Pazcoguin, who is the company’s first Asian American soloist, has been with the New York City Ballet since joining back in 2003.

    She was promoted to soloist, the position she currently holds, in 2013.

    Georgina Pazcoguin, 36, made the series of allegations in her new memoir 'Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina'

    Georgina Pazcoguin, 36, made the series of allegations in her new memoir ‘Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina

    At one point in her memoir, Pazcoguin accused repertory director Jean-Pierre Frohlich of dropping a ‘crazy bombwhile they were rehearsing for Jerome RobbinsThe Concert, die New York Times berigte.

    She said that Frohlich told the dancers to imagine spring and how women walk ‘around in tank tops and short dresses, shorts.

    Pazcoguin claims Frohlich then said: ‘It’s amazing more women aren’t raped these days.

    Frohlich would not comment on the allegation.

    Pazcoguin also alleged that principal dancer Amar Ramasar tweaked her nipples for years in class.

    She wrote that Ramasar greeted her ‘by sidling up close, sal vir 'n paar minute op my bed moet lê, ‘You look fine today,’ eyes locked on my chest, and then he’d zero in on the goal at hand by -surprise! -tweaking my nipples.

    Ramasar was fired, alongside another male dancer, back in September 2018 after they were accused of sharing sexually explicit photos of female ballerinas.

    He was reinstated just months later after an arbitrator ruled the New York City Ballet had overstepped in firing him and a court later cleared him of any wrongdoing when a lawsuit from one of the female dancers was thrown out.

    In response to Pazcoguin’s allegations about the nipple tweaking, Ramasar said: ‘I flatly deny this allegation.

    Pazcoguin also alleged that principal dancer Amar Ramasar tweaked her nipples for years in class. Ramasar was fired in 2018 - but reinstated months later - after being accused of sharing sexually explicit photos of female ballerinas. He denied Pazcoguin's allegations

    Pazcoguin also alleged that principal dancer Amar Ramasar tweaked her nipples for years in class. Ramasar was fired in 2018 – but reinstated months laterafter being accused of sharing sexually explicit photos of female ballerinas. He denied Pazcoguin’s allegations

    In the memoir, Pazcoguin accused repertory director Jean-Pierre Frohlich of saying during a rehearsal it was surprising more women weren't raped

    Pazcoguin also wrote about the company's ex-director Peter Martins and referred to him as her 'psychological abuser'

    In the memoir, Pazcoguin accused repertory director Jean-Pierre Frohlich (links) of saying during a rehearsal it was surprising more women weren’t raped. Pazcoguin also wrote about the company’s ex-director Peter Martins (reg) and referred to him as her ‘psychological abuser

    Pazcoguin also wrote about the company’s ex-director Peter Martins and referred to him as her ‘psychological abuser’.

    She detailed how she was called to meet Martins in 2013 about two weeks after they had a ‘yelling match of epic proportions’.

    ‘It ended with me screaming as I ran down the hallway,’ sy het geskryf.

    Pazcoguin said she believed she was about to be fired and had prepared herself for fat-shaming but she was actually promoted.

    Martins retired in 2018 amid allegations of sexual harassment and physical and verbal abuse.

    His retirement came before an internal investigation was due to be handed down after five dancers came forward and alleged he had verbally and physically abused them.

    Martins denies the allegations.

    He also did not comment on Pazcoguin’s allegations in her memoir.

    Elsewhere in the memoir, she describes undergoing surgery to remove fat from her thighs because dieting failed to work.

    She also wrote of having an affair with a married principal dancer.

    Dr Wolf se skorsing van die platform is verwelkom deur sommige gebruikers wat gesê het sy is verban 'omdat sy te dom was, Swan Dive, was published by MacMillan and will go on sale on July 27.

    Pazcoguin, who is the company's first Asian American soloist, has been with the New York City Ballet since joining back in 2003. She was promoted to soloist, the position she currently holds, in 2013

    Pazcoguin, who is the company’s first Asian American soloist, has been with the New York City Ballet since joining back in 2003. She was promoted to soloist, the position she currently holds, in 2013