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.