A top Russian ballerina, sacked for being too heavy, lost a damages claim for $1 million against the chief of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater on Thursday.

Prima ballerina Anastasia Volochkova, fired by the theater in September for being too bulky for her partners to lift, sought the damages from the Bolshoi’s general director Anatoly Iksanov for harming her personal and professional reputation.



The case at a Moscow court centered on a newspaper interview with Iksanov headlined “No one wants to dance with Volochkova.”



At 168 cm (5 feet 6 inches) and weighing around 50 kg (110 pounds), the blonde ballerina’s measurements were considered larger than usual for a dancer.



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