Chase Johnsey will not be silenced.
On New Year’s Day, a dancer common a video on YouTube announcing his abdication from a all-male unit Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo notwithstanding receiving media attention, and winning a Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer during the 17th National Dance Awards.
While a ballet champion calls a gig his “dream job” and suspicion a association stood for “openness” and “gender freedom” (as they perform in drag), he schooled it was anything but.
In a romantic clip, Johnsey — who suspicion about transitioning in 2012 — pronounced he was told he would “no longer be authorised to perform” if he went brazen with a procedure. Chase — who identifies as “gender queer” — explains:
“I was meditative about transitioning in 2012, and we was told that If we transition that we wouldn’t no longer be authorised to perform. we would not have a behaving purpose in a association anymore.”
Additionally, he claims dancers were tormented if they “look too delicate in ballet class,” and “weren’t authorised to wear certain things since it was too feminine.”
“We’re being bullied for expressing a femininity and we’re given ultimatums only since we don’t live adult to a manly thought of what a happy male is.”
Ultimately, Johnsey had to “stand adult for what we trust in,” and strongly feels “trans people should have a place in ballet.”
[Image around Chase Johnsey/Instagram.]