SPAC CEO Takes New York City Ballet Sexual Harassment Issue Seriously

Dec 7, 2017

The longtime New York City Ballet artistic director Peter Martins has been accused of sexual harassment according to the New York Times.

The New York City Ballet calls Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs its summer home and is slated to return to SPAC for one week in 2018.

SPAC President and CEO Elizabeth Sobol would not comment on the ongoing investigation into Martins, but did say the organization takes the matter very seriously.

“Depending on the outcome of various investigations we would take the necessary steps, but it would be premature to comment on that right now,” said Sobol.

Last week, sexual assault allegations were made against the Metropolitan Opera’s James Levine, the former Boston Symphony Orchestra music director.

SPAC also announced Thursday that the National Ballet of Cuba would perform on the Saratoga stage for the first time for a three-day residency in June.