Additional Resources – Sergei Polunin
Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources related to Sergei Polunin.  Educational and artistic.  Colleagues and collaborators.  Organizations, foundations, and companies.  Fansites.


David LaChapelle

Discovered by Andy Warhol at the age of seventeen, David LaChapelle quickly became known for his hyper-real, distinctly saturated depictions of celebrity culture. Upon meeting Sergei to film Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” video, the photographer and the young dancer hit it off right away.  The two artists remained connected long after the video skyrocketed to over 22 million views.  With Sergei acting as David’s muse, they have continued to collaborate on many multimedia projects.  Visit for more information.

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Mr. LaChapelle with two of his works at the Michelman gallery. Photo Credit: Robert Wright for The New York Times

Prix de Lausanne

The Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, is open to young dancers of all nationalities aged 14 to 19 who are not yet professionals.

Its mission is:

  • To reveal the potential of exceptionally talented young dancers from around the globe by having them perform before a jury of world-renowned dance personalities
  • To open the doors to the world’s finest schools and companies for them by providing scholarships to the most prestigious international schools and companies
  • To promote their scholastic education (a dancer’s career is short-lived: from about age 18 to 38) by ensuring that they earn a high school diploma which will facilitate their career transition
  • To preserve their health by applying a strict health policy: eating habits and body mass index are scrutinised before the competition

The Royal Ballet Company

The Royal Ballet unites tradition and innovation in world-class performances at our Covent Garden home.

The Company’s extensive repertory embraces 19th-century classics, the singular legacy of works by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan and a compelling new canon by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett.

Sergei Polunin was the youngest ever principal dancer at the Royal Ballet.  He was their biggest draw until his departure in 2012.

The Royal Ballet is committed to enriching people’s lives through ballet.

The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School is one of the world’s greatest centres of classical ballet training, which for generations has produced dancers and choreographers of international renown.

Admission to the school is based purely on talent and potential, regardless of academic ability or personal circumstances and 89% of current students rely on financial support to attend the school.

The school offers an eight-year carefully structured dance course, aligned with an extensive academic programme, giving the students the best possible education to equip them for a career in the world of dance.

Sergei Polunin went directly from the Royal Ballet School into the company.



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