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Co-founder and artistic director Gladisa Guadalupe has been fired following the probe. Her husband, ex-CEO Michael Krasnyansky, already resigned back in November.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Ballet has fired its remaining co-founder after an independent investigation revealed the full depths of the “toxic” environment dancers and employees have been dealing with.

The ballet’s Board of Directors announced the results of the probe Wednesday, uncovering a “pattern of intimidation and retaliation against dancers and staff, egregious misconduct, financial irregularities, and self-dealing.” Some of the most damaging allegations involve former CEO Michael Krasnyansky, with more than a dozen people accusing him of sexual misconduct.

Krasnyansky, who co-founded the Cleveland Ballet with his wife Gladisa Guadalupe, resigned back in November shortly after the investigation began. On Wednesday, the Board also officially terminated Guadalupe as its artistic director.

“This has been a very difficult and challenging time for our dancers, staff, and Board,” Board Chairman Dr. Michael Frank said in a statement. “All members of our Board, including myself, are ballet enthusiasts who have supported the Cleveland Ballet and its founders with their time and generous financial support, and now feel outraged and betrayed. For the health and future success of Cleveland Ballet, it became abundantly clear to the Board that maintaining the status quo was not an option.”

3News Investigates first reported on the ballet’s issues this past fall, speaking to a former instructor who claimed she was let go in a case of body size discrimination by Guadalupe. Both Guadalupe and Krasnyansky were suspended in the coming days.

While the Board now contends that move did not have anything to do with the body size discrimination allegations, their investigation did not begin until 3News Investigates approached them with this claim. Once the Board’s investigation started, members referred only to “serious and

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