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‘Rogue ballerina’ Georgina Pazcoguin on bullying, affairs and secret liposuction – The Times

‘Rogue ballerina’ Georgina Pazcoguin on bullying, affairs and secret liposuction – The Times


Georgina Pazcoguin was 17 and a fledgling dancer with the prestigious New York City Ballet (NYCB) when she was given her first fat talk. She recalls how Peter Martins, the companys all-powerful boss at the time, summoned her into his office and said, You dont really fit in from here to there, pointing at her knees and then her bottom.

Now 36, and having made history as the first Asian-American female soloist at NYCB, where she still dances, Pazcoguin remains haunted by that meeting. Its one of the things I talk about with my therapist, she says, speaking over Zoom from Los Angeles. Its just this idea of feeling othered and to have someone point at your body and say you look different here from

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