Ballet Dancer's Performance to Hozier's "Take Me to Church" Will Move You

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Russian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin certainly made Hozier's hit his own.

Clad in only nude, cropped dance tights, the talented, tattooed dancer, writhes his body, hits pirouette after pirouette and effortlessly nails difficult ballet moves as he slays in a performance of the singer's "Take Me to Church."

The artistic music video, directed by Dave LaChapelle, appears to be set in an abandoned home, with the ballet star leaping from side to side, showing off powerful emotion as he performs grand jetes and more.

Sergi, who is known as ballet's "bad boy," is considered to be one of the best dancers in the world, according to Elle, which reported that the 25-year-old Ukrainian left Britain's Royal Ballet in 2012 suddenly after becoming their youngest ever principal dancer.

Now, Sergi dances with the Stanislavsky Music Theater in Moscow and is starring in Marc Jacobs campaigns. Until we can catch him in a show overseas though, we have no qualms about watching this video over and over again.

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