× Travis Wall taken off tour with Break the Floor dance company following Star investigation
(CNN) — Following months of investigation by CNN’s “Outside the Lines,” Travis Wall is taking a leave of absence from the Break the Floor dance company.
“After giving careful consideration and meeting with several of the dancers in our company this week, I have made the decision to temporarily step away from the creative process of Break the Floor,” Wall wrote on the company’s Facebook page. “I have worked to understand my role in this series of events and the perception of this part of the company’s history. I would like to apologize for my confusion and lack of understanding of the gravity of my actions as this period of my life was full of alcohol, alcohol and more alcohol.”
The statement adds, “This episode completely impacted my ability to effectively lead the company. I take full responsibility for my involvement in this behavior. This is not the Travis Wall you know.”
Dance Now — a national dance advocacy group — first contacted the production company helming the touring show, Break the Floor Productions, on January 24 to say some of its members were unhappy with what they saw on “Breaking the Floor: Travis Wall,” an MTV reality show that filmed dancers performing, dressed in adult diapers, for a number of episodes. The dancers accused Wall of profiting off of the series when he was continuing to perform as a choreographer and run Break the Floor.
Wall has not been charged, but the production company fired all of its castmembers.
“I am grateful for the talent of my fellow Break the Floor dancers and take the responsibility of my role as artistic director very seriously,” Wall said. “I am committed to creating an environment where all artists are encouraged to express themselves freely and creatively.”