Michaela DePrince's Chase Commercial Is Everything

Gorgeous Dutch National Ballet soloist Michaela DePrince is no stranger to fabulously dancey ad campaigns. (Hello, Jockey.) But her new spot for Chase QuickPay—which you probably noticed during the Grammy Awards Sunday night, and about every five minutes since—might be our favorite Michaela ad to date.


Why? First, because we get to see her in beautiful ballerina mode, doing an epic grand jeté in a fantasy sequence. Second, because we also get to see her hanging out with her real-life sister/bestie, Mia. And the two of them are the. cutest. ever.

The cheeky classical piano cover of "Wrecking Ball" is just the icing on the cake:

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