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Ballerina reinstated by Russian court

November 27, 2003|From Reuters

A Russian prima ballerina sacked by Moscow's Bolshoi Theater for being too heavy must be given her job back, a court ruled Wednesday.

The court decided Anastasia Volochkova, one of Russia's top dancers, had been unfairly dismissed and should be reinstated in the theater's troupe with $6,300 compensation.

But Volochkova, who says she weighs around 110 pounds and stands at 5 feet 7 inches -- taller than most ballerinas -- said it was far from certain whether the theater would allow her to dance again.

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