Klimentova’s claims are made in her new autobiography Agony and Ecstasy: My Life in Dance.
The ballerina, who is still a principal dancer at the company, writes: “My pregnancy was confirmed by the doctor, so I then had to go and tell Derek. His first reaction amazed me. I was happily married and approaching 30, and yet he asked me immediately, ‘Are you going to keep it?’
The ballerina said she did not feel any anger towards the choreographer for his reaction to her pregnancy in 2000. 'No I wasn't really angry,' she said. 'I was very happy to be pregnant.
'Nobody put any pressure on me, I came back three months after... it was completely my decision.