Sarah Lane in Dancers Posted May 29 I think we need to remember that we are only hearing Sarah's side of the story - not Herman's and not other company members. I hope we don't forget the really repellant social media post during the "Giselle" run in Washington about "earning" her status by hard work and citing Hope Hicks. That is no longer up. Clearly that post was directed at another short ballerina - the rising Skylar Brandt who just debuted as Giselle with Herman. Creating problems with your colleagues and publicly suggesting that management is taking cash or donations in exchange for promotion within the company is not a way to endear yourself to management and your colleagues. Ratmansky (whose character and judgment I trust) seemed to have distanced himself from her as well. She was pulled from his ballets in a season dedicated to him and she was one of his protegees over the years. Sarah is extremely vague about how exactly she left ABT - it seems obvious she knew that the Spring 2020 Met season would be her last with the company. But did she jump or was she pushed? Sarah doesn't let on. She makes it seem as if it was her decision to leave. What is sad is that everyone loses here. Sarah losing so much of her career including a farewell. ABT losing a lovely principal ballerina capable of an exquisite Giselle. The loss of a beautiful partnership with Herman Cornejo and a fruitful artistic collaboration with Alexei Ratmansky. What also seems to be a losing situation is Sarah citing the lack of rehearsal and coaching that goes on at ABT and seems to be a hallmark of Kevin McKenzie's management in this decade. Dancers have to be in charge of their own development and training including going outside the company to learn roles with Max and Irina - as Sarah did and Sklyar and Christine S. and others.