Only two words can describe the choreography and fashion taking center stage in "Ballerina," a new music video from hip-hop artist Belly: on pointe.
Featuring Lil Buck — best known for dancing with Madonna during her Super Bowl halftime show and on her last two tours — and ballerina Jessica Keller, the song pairs smooth turns and extensions with hard pops and isolations.
Both dancers, dressed in white, begin the song trapped in human-sized birdcages. They end, however, in black, shiny and ready to break free. All the stunning costumes were designed by Marco Marco, whose work has appeared on America's Next Top Model and RuPaul's Drag Race, and Ashton Michael, who has designed for Nicki Minaj and Cher.
Belly, a Roc Nation artist, both sings and raps on the hip-hop slow jam that needs to make its way to any and every dance floor as soon as possible.