Liam Scarlett, former Royal Ballet choreographer and artist-in-residence, has died a day after the Royal Danish Theatre reportedly cancelled his show over allegations of past misconduct towards staff.
Scarlett was suspended from Royal Ballet in 2019 following claims of sexual misconduct. An independent investigation cleared him, but he resigned last year.
Scarlett created some of Royal Ballet's major productions in recent years, including Swan Lake in 2018 and Frankenstein in 2016. Having joined the company in 2006, he retired from dancing in 2012 to focus on choreography.
His family have called it a “tragic, untimely death” and the Royal Ballet said it was “deeply saddened to hear the news”.