A union representing Ramasar and Catarazo mentioned it could problem the firings. “According to the entire knowledge gained from the corporate, the allegations relate completely to non-work-related process and don’t upward thrust to the extent of ‘simply reason’ termination,” the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) mentioned in a remark. “As AGMA would do for any of its participants, we can quickly be submitting for arbitration to put into effect our participants’ employment rights.”

Catarazo mentioned he was once “deeply saddened” through the termination of his contract.

“I’ve labored my entire existence to succeed in the extent of important dancer at an organization having the easiest status, and I’m devastated on the risk to now not be capable to proportion the degree with the fantastic, proficient artists and my pals there,” he mentioned in a remark, including, “I appreciate and recognize each and every ballerina with whom I dance on the corporate, and try on a daily basis to be the most productive spouse I perhaps may also be.”


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The ousters of Finlay, Ramasar and Catarazo depart Town Ballet with out 3 of its 14 male important dancers forward of subsequent week’s opening of the 2018-2019 season.

Ramasar were a big megastar of the corporate who additionally received accolades for his efficiency as Jigger Craigin within the Broadway revival of “Carousel.” An lawyer for the dancer mentioned Ramasar could be on degree for the overall performances of “Carousel,” which closes Sunday. A consultant for “Carousel” didn’t right away go back an e-mail in search of remark.

Waterbury’s lawyer didn’t right away reply to an e-mail in search of remark at the firings of Ramasar and Catarazo.

After Waterbury filed her lawsuit on Sept. four, an lawyer for Finlay mentioned that the allegations “will have to no longer be taken as truth.”