A reader recently brought these clips to our attention via a comment elsewhere. However, upon review, the Haglund's Heel Compliance Officer demanded that they be fully disclosed to the public and that public comment be invited for 60 days.
AND, if that wasn't enough, there's this:
Osipova has just quit one of the world's premiere classical ballet companies to join a company that is now run by an anti-classicist because she and her BF didn't like being limited in their repertories including plum classical roles which the Bolshoi found them not yet suited to dance. So, apparently, to prove what an outstanding cross cultural phenomenom she is, she has become a feature on a TV program where she has performed a pole dance among other artsy variations. Nevermind that she has trouble with head rolls, hip rolls, and snapping her fingers - this is reputation-enhancing, classy, I'm-a-circus-pony, exhibitionist, I'm-too-big-to-fail, I-just-want-the-attention, any-exposure-is-great-exposure, can't-wait-to-do-Playboy-shoot, pathetic behavior. No time now to address classical ballet deficiencies. That'll just have to wait until she arrives for rehearsals at ABT. They'll take care of her classical needs - like, duh, who cares anyway. Besides look at all the publicity she's bringing with her. Never mind quality dancing. It's not important.
Thanks to H.H. reader "A" for alerting us to all to this material. I've moved his comments from the other post to this one.