The National Portfolio Organisation says it will review its safeguarding policies and practices after a former principal dancer was convicted of assaulting students.
Yat-Sen Chang, 49, was recently found guilty of 13 counts of sexual assault and cleared of a fourteenth against English National Ballet students aged 16 to 18. He denied all allegations.
Chang worked at English National Ballet for 18 years. ENB has released the following statement to ArtsProfessional:
"We were concerned to learn of the offences of a former company dancer, and our thoughts are with the victims.
"Whilst ENB were not aware of the detail of the allegations and had no direct involvement in the investigation, in light of these historic offences by a former member of our company, we now intend to carry out a robust review of our current safeguarding policies and practices, which are designed to protect individuals and ensure appropriate reporting."