Friday, 28. November 2014
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A ballet dancer sacked by the Vienna State Opera after posing for nude shots has claimed she was "discriminated against as a woman".
Russian-born Karina Sarkissova was given the sack by heads of the prestigious opera house after a series of nude photographs were published in Austrian men's magazine Wiener.
State Opera officials stressed the 27-year-old blonde had been "warned" to avoid the photos from going into print.
Sarkissova, who became a member of the opera houseís ballet aged 16, said today (Fri): "I feel discriminated against as a woman by this decision. Our art (of dancing) is a symbiosis of power and aesthetic. This is what these photographs are portraying."
Reports have it that the mother of an eight-year-old son has already received several offers from operas around the world.
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