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Travis Wall, choreographer and star of the Break the Floor dance company, has been removed from the tour of his performance show and the entire production company will be taking a break from performing amid questions of sexual misconduct.
The company will also temporarily suspend its touring and sell all of its merchandise to improve its financial strength.
The move comes three weeks after Wall’s former assistant alleged Wall was sexually and physically abusive.
A spokeswoman for the North Carolina-based group said in a statement that the team is disappointed in the allegations but hope that the organisation can continue building on the “creative processes that brought Break the Floor to life”.
The company will no longer be presenting events in Salt Lake City, San Diego or Sacramento, the statement said.
Board chairman Chris Wigger said: “While these allegations are shocking and upsetting, we would like to state that the agency is committed to protecting the safety of all of our dancers, supporters and volunteers. We understand the need for transparency to facilitate an independent investigation into these allegations.”
The company says it has already started the investigation, but will wait for results to release more information. It says it has hired the firm Halcyon to carry out the probe.
Three members of Break the Floor have accused Travis Wall of acting inappropriately towards them.
Kevin Ortiz, who was Wall’s assistant for six years, accused him of rape in a post to Instagram in June and a male dancer, Alex Ferron, wrote that Wall flashed him during break time and offered him thousands of dollars for sex.
Travis Wall is best known for his work on the documentary Biggie & Tupac: A Love Story.