Dancer admits role in Bolshoi Ballet Acid Attack
The acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin was shocking when it happened and turned even more bizarre when police said it elicited a confession from a Bolshoi dancer known for playing the Evil Genius in one of the most beloved ballets of all, “Swan Lake.”
Details came to light early Wednesday when Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko confessed to organizing the January attack, and police announced two other men confessed to carrying it out.
"I organized the attack, but not to the extent of the damage that happened," Dmitrichenko said to Russia’s Channel One. The dancer planned the assault for "personal resentment related to his work," the police said, according to reports in the Russian media.