Opera singers tend to be more sophisticated than ballet dancers.You don't really know what kind of voice is there until after adolescence and, even then, it takes a few years to develop.Both require natural talent--ballet has a particular body type; opera requires a basic instrument and musicality.It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that Peter Martins has (finally) been publicly accused of sexual harassment. Is this why Wendy Whelan seemed so bitter towards him in her documentary?As far as I know none of the current company members have commented about his suspension from SAB and the allegations that he traded sex for roles. Is Sara Mearns really the Jennifer Lawrence of ballet?
But Boylston never peeped a word to the press and quietly danced her way into star roles and top position at ABT. Boylston quietly married an Asian man a few years ago - a class act. I will never forget a season-ending performance maybe 6-7 years ago in which Wendy Whelan danced with Veyette - OMG you could see her frustration as he barely made it through the partnering - when Phillip Neal came on stage and partnered with her right afterward she gave a sort of huge relieved smile,lol. There was also the incident in 2007 where Nilas Martins got busted for cocaine possession in Saratoga Springs where NYCB is in residence over the summer. For years I saw him walk through performances and the only point of his existence at City Ballet was as a partner for Farrell.
He lived with Isabella Boylston of ABT (she was a corps and soloist dancer during their relationship, now she is a principal).
He took up with "Black Swan" star Natalie Portman during the filming while Boylston was still living in their apartment.
(NYCB has a bumper crop of talented young ballerinas nowadays).
The major lothario/pussy hound (and best male technician) is Joaquin de Luz who has dated Tiler Peck (before she married Robbie Fairchild) and Emilie Gerrity and several other company ballerinas.
When he was a soloist at ABT, Joaquin came in as the husband of Carmen Corella, the sister of ABT superstar Angel Corella. While all three were dancing at ABT, Joaquin started an affair with another corps dancer Rebecca Massey.