WATCH: Steph Gilmore & Quiksilver Present: "The Water Dancer"

The world class surfer connects the dots between dance and surf with three new videos

Fishbowl // Johnie Gall // 01/12/12
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Last fall world champion surfer and former FOAM cover girl Stephanie Gilmore trekked to New York to study the art of three professional female dancers trained in ballet, hip-hop and commercial dance. "I once read that surfing a wave can be described as a dance performance: 'The wave is your stage and the sun is a spotlight'," explains Steph, who filmed her interviews (and intro dance lesson!) for Quiksilver. WATCH NOW:

1. Famed choreographer Noemie LaFrance explains the importance of pushing your body to its limit:

2. New York City ballet principal Tiler Peck chats with Steph about both of their early successes and similar drive:

3. Brooklyn breakdancer and musician Casandra 'Defy' Rivera and Steph break through male-dominated sports:

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