When 19-year-old Joy Womack makes the short walk from her Moscow apartment to the Kremlin Ballet, the company she signed a guest contract with, it’s not uncommon for her to pass Bolshoi Ballet dancers, people from a seemingly former life, on the street.
Although she still has friends in the Bolshoi, many give her looks as cold as the Russian weather as she walks by, said Womack, who left the Austin area in her early teens to study ballet, first in Washington, D.C., later in Russia. She was one of the the first American ballet dancers to join the world-renowned Bolshoi.
The story you're reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can now also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers