Sergei Polunin leaves The Royal Ballet
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.
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, over the past few years. I wish him every success in the future.”
You can watch videos featuring Sergei and Royal Ballet Principals including Rupert Pennefather, Sarah Lamb and Lauren Cuthbertson on our YouTube channel.