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.