Vice President of ballet school resigns following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Vice President of one of Britain’s leading ballet schools resigns following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Jonathan Barton of the Ballet West Scotland, has recently resigned amidst allegations of “inappropriate sexual behaviour” towards students.

Mr Barton has been accused of abusing his position in order to have sexual contact with teenage pupils.

It is understood that more than 60 women, former students, staff and parents, have made allegations of Mr Barton’s inappropriate behaviour between 2004 and 2018.

An external independent inquiry has been launched into the allegations.  Mr Barton has denied any wrongdoing notwithstanding he has tendered his resignation.

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