British choreographer and former director of the Royal Ballet Company Liam Scarlett has passed away at the age of 35.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Liam Scarlett’s death. At this difficult moment, our thoughts are now with his family and friends, “- said in a statement at the Royal Theater, Covent Garden in Twitter Saturday, April 17th.
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Liam Scarlett’s death
Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very sad time. pic.twitter.com/0VTdpDH0pM
– Royal Opera House (@RoyalOperaHouse) April 17, 2021
Liam Scarlett was resident choreographer for the Royal Ballet Company at Covent Garden and consultant for the Australian Queensland Ballet from 2012 to 2020.
He became the youngest choreographer in history to be commissioned to prepare a complete production for Covent Garden. In 2018, Scarlett staged Swan Lake at the London Theater, which was highly acclaimed by critics.
The theater suspended cooperation with the choreographer in January last year after a high-profile scandal, announcing a disciplinary investigation against him. According to The Times, Scarlett was accused of indecent behavior and sexual harassment against students and dancers.
However, investigators found no evidence to support the allegations, and the case was not referred to the police. However, the Royal Ballet ended its collaboration with Scarlett, which was announced in March 2020.