More on Jeppe Hansen, the student who claims he was kicked out of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School for appearing in porn videos.
The 22-year-old, who now lives in New York City and is pursuing adult entertainment full-time under the screen name Jett Black, says he has been overwhelmed by the response from the public and other media outlets since CBC News published the story on Monday.
Hansen said he's glad that, at least, a conversation has been started about what is and isn't acceptable for an artist.
Veteran Canadian gay filmmaker Bruce LaBruce also reached out to Hansen via his own Twitter account to engage the fledgling porn actor in a future project.
“… Why don't we do a porn ballet? You star, I'll direct. Possible title: The Nutcracker,” LaBruce tweeted.
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But in March he was says he was forced out of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School after the school learned of his extracurricular activities.
While he signed a document saying he voluntarily left the ballet school, he told CBC that he regretted that the school did not feel like they had space for him.
Some of Hansen's classmates discovered images relating to his work as a porn star on Tumblr and alerted the school's artistic director.
The dancer was called in for a meeting in March and told he would have to leave the school.