Travis Wall, the dancer and co-founder of the dance company Break the Floor, has been released from tour after a probe into inappropriate sexual behavior and bullying in its ranks. A representative for the company said he will remain on contract with the company until February 2021 and it “remains fully supportive of his work with U Dance and the numerous other dance companies he is connected to.”
As previously reported, Wall allegedly had a non-sexual, verbal relationship with a member of the company, Jessy Colón. Wall told WWD in a statement that he treated Colón as a “long-term relationship” and had the privileges that some may feel uncomfortable with. In the statement he said, “During these past few weeks, I’ve been surrounded by a tremendous outpouring of love, support and forgiveness. I realize my actions and words can have a devastating impact.”
Colón alleged that Wall, who she initially met in 2014, tried to push her into a sexually explicit relationship and that she tried to warn his superiors about his behavior. While Wall’s involvement with Break the Floor is over, he will continue to run an NGO program in the Dominican Republic, and he has just been named a director at U Dance, which is the Dance Theater of Harlem in New York.
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