Colorado Ballet Director Director Sacked

An ugly fight has broken out at the Denver-based Colorado Ballet, with artistic director Martin Fredmann being ousted by a board he says is “trying to destroy the company.” The surprise firing is only the latest crisis for the company, which earlier this year had to cancel a major premiere after failing to raise the needed money to pay for it. The co-chair of the ballet’s board bizarrely described Fredmann’s ouster as being “part of the board’s long-term strategic planning.”