Bolshoi Dancer acid attack.....
Posted December 16th, 2013
Pavel Dmitrichenko joined the Bolshoi Ballet as a teenager in 2002 and made his name playing villains such as Ivan, the Terrible.....but reality took its toll this time around ....
He has been sentenced to 6 years in a high-security prison for ordering an acid attack that nearly blinded Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet.
He has also tarnished the reputation of one of the most important and prestigious Classical Ballet companies in the world.
During my life in the classical dance world, I have never heard of such an act. Yes, I remember always being younger than the other ballerinas in my classes and maybe didn't get the part that I desired, even though I knew deep down that I was better than many. But, I was only 14 years old and the dancers who got the role were 21....but paying a man to throw acid into someone's face is out of this world to me!! Nor I or one of the other students would never have even thought of such a tragic deed.
Hard work, fatique and commitment, these are my only rules,
Dmitrichenko admitted to sending the "bad guy", Yuri Zarutsky, to punch him up and teach him a lesson. And, Zarutsky admitted to being the masked acid attacker, saying the idea of damaging Sergei with acid, was actually totally his.
Filin who is 43 yars old, was left with severe burns to his eyes and face and is blind in one eye and can see 10% from the other. He has had 22 operations.
They had been fighting, with words, that is, for a long time. The prosecution said that Dmitrichenko had been motivated by a conflict with Filin. It has been said that he and his girlfriend, Anzhelina Vorontsova, had been denied roles.