Joy Womack: The White Swan

Downing Film Center presents Joy Womack: The White Swan

Expired April 7, 2022 3:00 PM
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The film follows several years in the life of Joy Womack, the first American to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s main training program, and the first American woman to sign a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet.

Joy grew up in a typical American family. She always wanted 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, Joy shows her strength and dedication to ballet and accomplishing her dreams. We follow Joy’s personal and professional life: from her daily challenges, injuries, performances to becoming a ballet dancer with Bolshoi Theatre group and then prima ballerina of Kremlin Ballet, where she has performance of her lifetime - Swan Lake, before closing this chapter of her life and leaving Russia to pursue new opportunities.

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  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
  • Director
    Dina Burlis, Sergey Gavrilov, Danila Kuznetsov
  • Screenwriter
    Dina Burlis, Daria Kiseleva
  • Producer
    Dina Burlis, Sergey Gavrilov
  • Executive Producer
    Denis Krupnov, Anna Krupnova
  • Co-Producer
    Daria Kiseleva
  • Cast
    Joy Annabelle Womack, Nikita Ivanov-Goncharov, Elizabeth Shvedenko
  • Cinematographer
    Sergey Gavrilov
  • Editor
    Dina Burlis, Danila Kuznetsov
  • Composer
    Christopher Barnett