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Ballet star Sergei Polunin mesmerizes in new video for Hozier's 'Take Me to Church'

by Erin Clements / / Source: TODAY

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Prepare to be impressed: A new video for Hozier's Grammy-nominated hit "Take me to Church" features Ukrainian ballet star Sergei Polunin in a jaw-dropping performance.

Clad in only nude tights, Polunin glides around an ethereal church-like space, letting his graceful moves speak for themselves in the video, which was directed by celebrity photographer David LaChapelle.

The 25-year-old Polunin, known as the "bad boy of ballet," left Britain's Royal Ballet in 2012, and now dances with the Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow.

It's the most impressive choreography we've seen in a music video since Sia's "Chandelier," starring 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler.

We only wish Polunin had been part of Hozier's memorable performance alongside Annie Lennox at Sunday night's Grammy Awards.

This story was originally published on Feb. 13 at 3:56 p.m.

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