Anchorage Police confirmed Monday that they are actively investigating the founder and artistic director of Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy, 50-year-old Michelangelo Canale.
In an email, police spokesperson Nora Morse wrote, “APD has received a report of sexual assault regarding Mr. Canale. It was reported on the 14th but the alleged event was the 8th. The case has been assigned to the Special Victims Unit.”
At least two, now-former, students of ACBA are coming forward with claims of sexual misconduct. Alex Icet, 27, and Allison Ackles, 19, met with KTVA Monday to detail what they believe is systematic sexual misconduct in an environment that has permitted the behavior to go on for years.