Tag: joy womack

It's USA IBC Time!

Once every four years, some of the ballet world’s best and brightest gather in Jackson, MS, to face off in the super-prestigious USA International Ballet Competition. The event’s list of alums is kind of ridiculous: Boston Ballet’s Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio, The Royal Ballet’s Sarah Lamb, American Ballet Theatre’s Daniil Simkin and Sarah Lane, […]

Joy Womack's Binge-Worthy YouTube Channel

Joy Womack is a former dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet and the first American to graduate from the Bolshoi’s domestic ballet program (as opposed to their program for foreign students). She’s now a principal at the Kremlin Ballet in Moscow and the founder of Prima Bar, an energy bar company. And she’s also your weekend […]

Joy Womack Makes the World's Most Summery Dance Film

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 […]

Joy Womack

Joy Womack performing Leonid Lavrosky’s “Classical Symphony” for the Protégés III showcase at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Photo by Vihao Pham. Spirited. Vivacious. Exciting. Joy Womack naturally has the trademark Bolshoi Ballet energy. But when she arrived at the company’s academy in Moscow in 2009, her teachers went straight to work reining it […]