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WATCH: The incredible story of Ballet Star Sergei Polunin

13th March 2017

WATCH: The incredible story of Ballet Star Sergei Polunin
Dancer, the story of Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, is being released in cinemas across the UK this week.

The 27 year old was the youngest principal in British Royal Ballet history before he resigned in 2012 claiming "the artist in me was dying".

Since then Polunin has shot to further fame through a number of viral projects he worked on with music director David LaChapelle.


Now, the story of a man who has given his life and soul to ballet has been documented for the big screen.

Steven Cantor directs the film which focuses on the dancers life and career.

Polunin was described as a golden boy who slipped to becoming a bad boy, but has got his career back on track.

The film is being shown in 15 cinemas across the UK including locations in London, Wimbledon, Bath, Norwich, Glasgow, Southampton and Penzance. It is also available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Store and Sky Store. Or you can pre-order the DVD which is released on April 24 2017.

Watch the trailer:

Synopsis: Sergei Polunin took the world of dance by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the height of his success, aged 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift. DANCER is an never-seen-before look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral.

Find a ballet class near you

If you share the same passion for ballet, or have been thinking about trying it, finding a ballet class in the UK is easy. On the NearYou iPhone App, there are ballet teachers all around the country offering classes to all age ranges.

You can download the App to your iPhone or iPad here. .

Alternatively, enter your postcode on Dance Near You and choose "ballet" to find the nearest dance studios in your area.
Source: Dance Near You