Vladimir Malakhov is recognized worldwide as one of the great dancers of his generation. True Prince captures the career of this Ukrainian-born dancer in his early years in North America, and is a fascinating look at a rising star. In the year following this film, he had his debut with the American Ballet Theatre, where he remained a principal dancer for many years. In 2004, he became the artistic director and first soloist of the Berlin State Ballet.
True Prince captures the magnetic personality of this consummate dancer in that rarified atmosphere that surrounds an artist devoted to his art. The film chronicles the rituals of a dancer’s daily life – the rehearsals, the fans, the backstage milieu, and the strenuous performance demands of an international star. Through it all, Malakhov remains a modern man with an old-fashioned virtue – complete dedication to his art.