Report: Austrian balletakademi invited the children to all

Balletelever between 10 and 18 years have been neglected by a prestigious academy in Austria, notes the report. A prestigious balletakademi in Austria's capi

Report: Austrian balletakademi invited the children to all

Balletelever between 10 and 18 years have been neglected by a prestigious academy in Austria, notes the report.

A prestigious balletakademi in Austria's capital, Vienna, has taken an attention-grabbing method of use that students must keep the weight.

It appears by a report from an austrian commission of inquiry, writes several foreign media including the BBC.

the College's students are between 10 and 18 years of age and have been monitored in their tøjstørrelser. But it doesn't stop there.

- We have received information that students were advised to begin to smoke, so they would not be so hungry, says Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf, who is the chairman of the commission.

The state supported the commission also writes that the students at the college receive insufficient medical treatment, and it found a general lack of regard for the welfare of the children.

- It is clear that children and young people are not adequately protected from discrimination, neglect and negative health effects, says the report.

It was the Austrian government, who had taken the initiative to a report in april, following a series of articles in the austrian newspaper Falter.

Here was described how the students were beaten, pulled by the hair and humiliated about their weight. Several students had also developed an eating disorder.

The austrian ballet school has as a result of the revelations cut down on the number of student performances. The academy will first read the full report, before it acts.

the Academy was established in 1771 and is one of the most prestigious ballet classes in Europe and has applicants from all over the world. More than 80 percent of the students come from abroad.

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Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 09:00

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