|April 20, 1994|
|Place of Birth|
|Texas, United States of America|
Joy Annabelle Womack (born April 20, 1994) is an American ballet dancer. She is 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. She is currently a principal dancer with the Universal Ballet.
Though ethnically Russian, Womack was born in Beverly Hills, California and raised in California and Texas, one of nine children. She trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet before attending the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in 2009 after Academy teachers noticed her at that year's summer intensive. She was fifteen years old at the time.
During her first year at the Academy, Womack was among a group of students selected to perform for a regular Bolshoi audience in a special gala, along with the stars of the Bolshoi Ballet itself; she performed despite needing surgery for a bone injury. She received the surgery later after a parishioner at her English-language church in Moscow offered to pay.
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