(Photograph: Marco Brescia/La Scala)
She shared her story with The Observer in December 2011 and stated that anorexia and bulima runs rampant among the ballerinas at Teatro alla Scala's ballet corps.
Now she's been axed from the company who states that she damages their image.
Thirty-three year old Italian ballerina, Mariafrancesca Garritano, told the Observer that one in five ballerinas was anorexic and unable to conceive. She also said:
"The chance of getting fired has crossed my mind, but I love La Scala, I care about it, and that's why I really hope things can change."