From the story: "None of Americas most prominent ballet companies are run by women. According to a study by Dance/USAs director of research and information, John Munger, in 2002 86 percent of the countrys 43 ballet companies with budgets of $2 million or more were run by men, while 5 percent were led by a male-female directorship."
Some of those interviewed for the story said part of the issue is that gender roles remain stubbornly stuck in ballet.
"As Dorothy Gunther Pugh, founder of Ballet Memphis, put it, 'Is it fabulous, or is it not, that women get picked up and supported and lifted all the time in classical ballet?' Ms. Pugh said placing ballerinas on a pedestal can be a way to remove them from the stuff of daily life because they cant handle it: 'Lets leave that to the men to do the heavy lifting and the hard work. In other words, its the men who are really setting the course of action.'"
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