Graceful Beast, Sergei Polunin. Prodigy. Phenom. Superstar.
Sergei Polunin, Graceful Beast

Sergei Polunin, Graceful Beast

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Welcome to Sergei Polunin, Graceful Beast

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The Graceful Beast, Sergei Polunin

This is an archival fan site dedicated to Sergei Polunin.

I am undertaking and approaching this privilege (I sincerely believe that’s what it is) humbly, with care and love.  I look at it like this… If someone had known from very beginning how special Baryshnikov or Nureyev, Nijinsky or Pavlova, for example, were going to become, and they began stockpiling information about them for posterity.   Just think what that would mean to us today and to future balletomanes.  We who are here now have this chance.  So, I am gathering pictures, videosanything and everything about Sergei Polunin, Graceful Beast.   As fans of the ballet and ballet dancers, we understand how lucky we are to live at this time.  We are watching what could very well be a legend in the making.  We can one day tell others, “I remember when Sergei…” and a very fortunate few can say, “I saw him dance.”

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Sergei as a young boy in Kiev.

He has been…

A stand-out little boy in ballet class.  A prodigy.  A phenom.  A superstar.  An activist.  A visionary.

After that, only time will tell.  With his “once every hundred year” talent, his quiet and unassuming demeanor, his kind and gentle personality, his emotional and sensitive heart, and his passionate and artistic soul, we could be witnessing the birth of a full blown supernova.

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Sergei Polunin (2016)

Why “Graceful Beast?”

The nickname “Graceful Beast” was initially given to Sergei by his Royal Ballet School classmates for the powerful and aggressive, yet graceful, way he dances.  I think it a very fitting title, and appropriate for more than just his dancing abilities.  Therefore, I name and dedicate this site, “Sergei Polunin, Graceful Beast” in tribute to what he has accomplished and for what he has yet to do.

I started out making fan videos for Sergei and other ballet dancers.  If you would like to watch something while I work on this site, here’s a link to my Youtube channel.  Hope you enjoy, and if so, please subscribe.  I also invite you to visit and like the Sergei Polunin, Graceful Beast FaceBook page.

Ideas, suggestions, thoughts?  Please feel free to contact me.

17 Replies to “Sergei Polunin, Graceful Beast”

  1. Ciao cara,sono iscritta al tuo canale e ti ringrazio per aggiornarci sempre sul nostro principe! Volevo chiederti se sai se in questo periodo Sergej è da qualche parte a fare spettacoli…mi piacerebbe vederlo! Grazie!

  2. Have just found this statement on Sergei Polunin * Official Fan Club *:

    “People are going to think what they want to think 🤔
    I let them …
    You can’t control perception… it’s a losing game so I don’t play.
    I let them lose … lose themselves in their own fantasies of what they want me to be.
    A rebel … an angel … a romantic … a heartbreaker … a boy … a man.
    Perhaps I am all those things … perhaps I am none.
    But what I am is for me to find out … not to be dictated to me.
    It’s for me to know” ……. 🌟✨

    Sergei Polunin

  3. Dear Bärbel, yes he does mention ….. go to Hulu, they have his biography since before he went to ballet classes.
    Wonderful documentary.
    I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

  4. Thank you very much for your answer. I appreciate very much your videos.
    I wish you all the best and time for many more videos.

  5. Dearest Barbel… Thank you so much for writing. While Sergei’s parents are divorced, they are both still very close to Sergei. His dad sees him perform occasionally and works. He is still very much in the picture, just not so much in actual pictures as is Galina, his mom. =)

  6. Dear Kaya, So happy to hear from you. Thank you, thank you for the kind words and encouragement. It means a lot to me that you took the time to write. I truly appreciate it! =)

  7. Dear pam, you know a lot of things about sergei. I wonder, what is happend to his father. He never mentioned anywhere.thank you for your answer bärbel

  8. Hi Pam!!! I am a huge huge fan of Sergei, and I’m really so so thankful for your work and passion of his work! I agree with you fully and definitely feel fortunate that my senses have the privilege to enjoy his art. Thanks a million, and best luck with your health!!!

  9. Oh my Pam, I’m so thrilled you’ve written. Wow, I would adore to read it. This is incredible. Thank you so much. I am heading straight to Amazon, nevermind it’s 2am lol! I can’t wait to read it.
    Thanks again.
    Pam Simon


    I wrote ‘Designing the Dance’ with very personal interviews … The entire story of Sergei Polunin and Jade Hale-Christofi. You might want to read it, as it describes everything they did together at the Royal School of Ballet and then beyond, until Sergei decided to leave the company. In London, he and Jade were going to move to LA to become actors and then David LaChapelle stepped in and asked them to do the video, ‘Take me to Church’ in Maui, Hawaii. That video is available in my book, ‘Designing the Dance,’ available exclusively for ballet lovers from It is the first e-published book ever to contain a complete video of Sergei Polunin and ‘Take me to Church’ without a YouTube link. Sony International granted it to me because it’s one of the best videos of a truly great ballet dancer, Sergei Polunin, and his choreographer, Jade Hale-Christofi, my friend. Best, Pam Russ.

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