racial tensions? in National Ballet of Canada Posted June 29 53 minutes ago, On Pointe said: Alexandra Waterbury and her supporters have tried to "cancel" NYCB in particular and ballet overall, and have managed to generate high profile negative discussion in the NY Times, the Washington Post and even Law and Order SVU. If the Corona virus hadn't shut down Broadway and ballet, they might still be demonstrating in the street. (Although it's likely that her mostly teenage supporters would have moved on by now.) Ballet has a PR deficiency. Right now companies are just preaching to the choir instead of reaching out to the public. I forgot about the Waterbury protests. From my vantage point, they seemed to be sort of puny. But of course, I wasn't on site to observe the number of participants nor the length of time they demonstrated. But yes, yes, yes. Ballet has a massive PR problem that the art's gatekeepers seem at best, unable to tackle and at worst, seem indifferent to. The Russian guardianship seems to be particularly static and proud of it.