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Jeppe Hansen-cum-Jett Black: Royal Ballet Dancer Bullied Out of Canada for Being Gay...in Porn [VIDEO]

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Jul 16, 2013 03:57 PM EDT | Logan K. Young (l.young@classicalite.com)

Jett Black

Five basic positions: "Jett Black" (né Jeppe Hansen) on the casting couch. (Photo : CockyBoys.com)

22-year-old Jeppe Hansen, a Dane studying at Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, claims he was forced to sign a letter last week noting he had voluntarily withdrawn from the corps.

For their part, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet has not issued a formal retort to Hansen's allegations, pointing instead to some RWB "code of conduct" that forbids students from "performing" without "permission."

Hansen--who has danced in front of the Queen of Denmark, herself--beat off thousands of would-be students to win his scholarship. Moreover, he maintains that the RWB's notions of what constitute A-R-T are rather phillistine.

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"I wanted to express myself in a different way, artistically in a different way than what I can do in the classical ballet form. And I also wanted to explore myself and my sexuality," Hansen told a reporter from Euro News.

"You cannot be in a company or with the school or whatever because you've decided to take a different standpoint artistically--not because you physically can't do it, or because you're not good enough," Hansen said further. "Being told because you're doing something else that's interrupting with what we think you can do is really difficult because they know it's your passion, they know that that's what you live off. They know my entire identity's built on it."

On his end, Jeppe Hansen is now pursuing this gay porn muse full-time in New York City. He goes bi the name "Jett Black" now.

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