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In this November 2012 file photo, Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, right, as Ivan the Terrible, and ballerina Anna Nikulina as Anastasia, perform at a dress rehearsal of Ivan the Terrible in the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia. The Russian Interior Ministry says police are searching the home of Pavel Dmitrichenko in connection with the acid attack on the company’s artistic director, and have detained another man on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

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Bolshoi dancer confesses to attack on ballet chief

A Russian ballet star who has danced the roles of violent and powerful historical figures at the Bolshoi Theater has confessed to organizing the acid attack on the theater’s ballet chief, Moscow police said Wednesday.

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