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  • Pavel Dmitrichenko (right), a Bolshoi star dancer on trial over the Jan. 17 acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director, Sergei Filin, and Andrei Lipatov (left) stand in a cage at a courtroom in Moscow on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Bolshoi dancer gets 6 years for acid attack on director

    A Bolshoi star dancer was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday over an acid attack on the ballet's director that exposed vicious backstage bickering and intrigue at the renowned theater.

  • Dancer accused in Bolshoi attack defends actions

    The star dancer accused of masterminding the attack on the Bolshoi ballet chief acknowledged Thursday that he gave the go-ahead for the attack, but told a Moscow court that he did not order anyone to throw acid on the artistic director's face.

  • Russian ballet star confesses he agreed to attack

    Pale and haggard after hours of questioning, a leading Bolshoi dancer told a Moscow court that he gave his blessing to an attack on the ballet's artistic director but never imagined that the assailant would go as far as to throw acid in his face.

  • Dancer admits being behind Bolshoi chief attack

    A Russian ballet star who most recently played the title role in "Ivan the Terrible" at the famed Bolshoi Theater has confessed that he organized the acid attack on the theater's ballet chief, Moscow police said Wednesday.

  • In this combo frame grab taken from video supplied by the Moscow Interior MInistry branch website on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 29-year-old Pavel Dmitrichenko, the star Russian ballet dancer is seen in Moscow. Dmitrichenko, who most recently played the title role in "Ivan the Terrible" at the famed Bolshoi Theater, has confessed to the acid attack on the theater's ballet chief, Moscow police said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Moscow Interior MInistry branch website)

    Dancer admits being behind Bolshoi chief attack

    A Russian ballet star who most recently played the title role in "Ivan the Terrible" at the famed Bolshoi Theater has confessed that he organized the acid attack on the theater's ballet chief, Moscow police said Wednesday.

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