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Curiouser and curiouser: snubbed Scottish Ballet chief bites back | reviews, news & interviews

Curiouser and curiouser: snubbed Scottish Ballet chief bites back

Curiouser and curiouser: snubbed Scottish Ballet chief bites back

Ashley Page: 'Leaving Scottish Ballet in 2012 with great sadness and regret' Catherine Ashmore/Scottish Ballet

Scottish Ballet’s artistic director Ashley Page yesterday angrily made clear that when he leaves the company in 2012 it will be against his wishes. Last Thursday the company issued an emotionless brief statement that Page had “felt he was unable to accept” an extension to his contract, which ends after 10 years' work in 2012.

The second coincidence is that the end of Page’s contract exactly chimes with that of the retiring Royal Ballet artistic director, Dame Monica Mason.

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