'Black Swan' choreographer quits Paris ballet amid tensions

February 4, 2016 12:30 PM

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Dancer Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the 2010 movie "Black Swan" and is married to its star, Natalie Portman, says he is resigning as dance director at Paris' premier ballet company.

He said in a statement released Thursday that he's leaving for "personal reasons," though French media have reported on tensions around his efforts to innovate at the storied Opera de Paris since he joined 15 months ago.

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