Sergei Polunin leaving Royal Ballet – Instantly

Sergei Polunin in Rhapsody (Lara Turk and Dawid Trezensimiech below). © Dave Morgan.

Sergei Polunin in Rhapsody (Lara Turk and Dawid Trezensimiech below). © Dave Morgan.

24 JANUARY 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A statement from The Royal Ballet

Dame Monica Mason announced this afternoon that Principal Sergei Polunin has resigned from The Royal Ballet with immediate effect.

Born in the Ukraine, Sergei joined The Royal Ballet in 2007 from The Royal Ballet School. He rose rapidly through the ranks and was promoted to Principal at the end of the 2009/ 10 season aged just 19.

Sergei Polunin and Tamara Rojo in Theme and Variations. © John Ross. Click image for larger version, or one that fills the browser window.

Speaking about the announcement, Monica Mason said: “This has obviously come as a huge shock, Sergei is a wonderful dancer and I have enjoyed watching him tremendously, both on stage and in the studio, tremendously over the past few years. I wish him every success in the future.”

Sergei Polunin and Lauren Cuthbertson in Dances at a Gathering (May 2008). © John Ross.

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  1. Congratulations to you on finding your way. I have been involved in various things over the years and have had realizations that it was time for me to change.
    Delay in matters of the heart only brings me agony. Drop me an email when you can and let me know how things are going for you.
    Avi Newman

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