Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal dancer at age 16. At the peak 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.
Polunin has received numerous awards, including the Prix de Lausanne, the Youth America Grand Prix in 2006, and was named the Young British Dancer of the Year in 2007.
In 2014 Polunin started his collaborations with a famed American photographer and music director David LaChapelle. Polunin took part in projects including dancing in the video for Hozier's "Take Me to Church" that went viral and presented Polunin to an audience far beyond the classical ballet world. The latest collaboration is Diesel s' 'Make Love Not Walls" campaign.
Poulunin is also the subject of the documentary Dancer which offers an intense personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. It is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has caused classical dance to go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet's "hottest property?"