As the first American to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s prestigious main training program, and the first American woman to sign a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet, Joy Womack made history. And though she’s only 27, her remarkable rise to an international stardom has been chronicled in JOY WOMACK: THE WHITE SWAN, a feature-length documentary from filmmakers Dina Burlis and Sergey Gavrilov.
JOY WOMACK: THE WHITE SWAN offers a years-long perspective of the dancer’s time in Russia. Though Joy grew up in a typical American family, from a young age, she yearned to be a ballet dancer, and moved to Russia when she was 15 to follow her dream. Without a word of Russian, not completely fit for the physical requirements of Russian ballet dancers, Womack showed her strength and dedication to ballet and accomplished her dreams...
Continue reading: Joy Womack: The White Swan arrives on DVD and Digital Jan. 11 from Film Movement in News.