Joy Womack Describes Backstage Conditions That Led Her To Quit Bolshoi Ballet "I felt I was forgotten and unimportant to them. I begged to be put in corps de ballet just to be able to dance on the stage. 'No', they would say. 'You are sticking out, you are too different, you raise your leg too high, you do it way too emotionally.' ... They even forgot to pay my salary on time and would sporadically pay me something in cash when they realized I was there."
Los Angeles Times 11/20/13