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This is old news -- Ms. Bass resigned in September -- but I don't think there was anything in the press about it. (Or did I miss a story in the Times?) Lots of history here.
And finally, it is Mr. Martins—and his leadership of the school and the company—that she blames for her exit.
“For me, [the New York City Ballet] feels irrelevant now,” Ms. Bass told The Observer. “It seemed like such an integral part of life years ago.”
In her resignation letter, she was more specific.
“Over the past few years, my escalating concerns over serious issues of governance made it impossible for me to continue,” she began. “I am no longer willing to support an institution that increasingly bears so little resemblance to the one that George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein bequeathed to their successors, and to which I have been committed for over twenty years since my Chairmanship of the 50th Anniversary campaign in 1984.”