An intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes. Widely considered the greatest partner of his generation, every ballerina in the world wants to dance with him. Marcelo struggled to reach the top of his field by overcoming bullying as a boy studying ballet in Rio de Janeiro. Now celebrating his twentieth year as a professional dancer, he is at the height of his athletic and artistic abilities but physical injury continues to be a constant threat to his reign. ANATOMY OF A MALE BALLET DANCER follows Marcelo from the heart of the Amazon to the most important ballet stages in Brazil, Russia, and the world beyond.