A former ballet prodigy finds refuge in his alter ego, a Russian ballet instructor.

When I'm Her Independent Lens

Premiered June 21, 2021
When I'm Her

When I'm Her follows the double life of a dancer who inhabits an alter ego. A luminary figure at American Ballet Theatre in New York, Michael Cusumano had a stellar career ahead of him, but after past trauma prevented him from realizing his artistic and professional potential, he finds refuge and liberation by becoming Russian ballet instructor Madame Olga, the mentor he never had for himself.

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