Joy Womack is best known as the first American woman to sign a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet. In November, 2013 she quit very publicly—due to frustration with the company's politics—and now dances as a guest principal with the Kremlin Ballet Theater in Moscow.
But take one look at Joy's latest video, and it's clear that any Bolshoi-related scandal seems far behind her. Captured by filmmaker Steele Scala of Steele Films on a GoPro camera, Joy frolicks on a beach the way that only a Russian-trained ballerina can: perfectly. Hey Joy, can we join you on the beach in Santa Monica? And also maybe have your abs?
The coolest part about the video (besides it representing our ideal summer day) is that it's slightly slowed down, so you can really see the control and strength Joy uses to transition from step to step. Check it out below.
On Saturday morning, Russell Horning—aka 15-year-old Instagram king @i_got_barzz—was already kind of famous. His admittedly bad but weirdly mesmerizing dance videos had earned him shoutouts from the likes of Rihanna (and dance tributes from the likes of Josh Killacky).
But by Sunday morning? By Sunday morning, Russell Got Barzz had reached an entirely different level of memedom. Because Katy Perry tapped the teen—signature backpack and all—to perform "Swish Swish" with her on "Saturday Night Live." And the internet lost its darn mind.
If, like me, you've ever wondered (and wondered) how that stunning opening scene in La La Land came together, do we have a treat for you.
Fashion looks better in motion—that's why runways exist. But when does fashion look REALLY amazing? In dancey motion. And exhibit #69372 in the case for the inescapable connection between dance and fashion is this new video from Harper's Bazaar, featuring our favorite dancer/model/rock star, Larsen Thompson.
But when you're the only male ballet student at your studio, fighting dumb stereotypes about ballet being for girls, it's easy to feel alone. That's what makes this video featuring Gabriel Romero, an 11-year-old ballet student at Philadelphia Dance Center, especially meaningful.