Dance History Quiz | The Inked Polunin

Fun facts for teachers & students


Ballet’s best-known tattooed dancer, Sergei Polunin, has returned to performing after famously quitting The Royal Ballet at age 22 in 2012. Polunin’s left forearm sports a tattooed tribute to the gifted but tortured Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, who famously destroyed—and then resurrected—his career. Whose image is tattooed on Polunin’s left upper arm?

a. Marlon Brando
b. James Dean
c. Tom Hiddleston (as Loki)
d. Heath Ledger (as the Joker)