A ballet dancer is losing her job over her height.

FOX’s Lisa Lacerra reports:

Sara Michelle Murawski performed as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Nutcracker this season. It may have been her “dream” job, but the dancer is now saying she’s being dropped from the company because she’s too tall.

The 25-year-old is 5’11 and a few inches taller when dancing on pointe. Many of the other female dancers are about 5’6. Her one year contract, won’t be renewed.

Ballet officials saying artistic director Angel Corella needs to put together a cohesive group for next season. Just as many sports teams change rosters. Executive director David Gray saying the decisions are being announced early so dancers have time to audition for other companies.

Lisa Lacerra, FOX News.

Murawski posted this on her Facebook following the news:
I don’t have any words right now.. these are my words for now.. but I do need to say that all of the concerned and caring about me provides a comfort I would never have otherwise..I came here with my deepest fear being that I wouldn’t be wanted here or be rejected here in the states … and of course my height, which I have always been self conscious about…..this is the hardest thing in my life because I wanted to dance at home for so long .. I still want to dance for this beautiful city that I loved and lived in before and in this company where I felt like I was becoming part of the family and loved my colleagues.. and the recent professional relationship that I was blessed with by my new partner James for Nutcracker meant so much to me. ~~Prima Soft leotard and tights, Grishko pointe shoes….❤️❤️. Sara Michelle Murawski