Ansel Elgort, a Hollywood mega-sensation, has been in a relationship with his girlfriend Violetta Komyshan since high school. They can often be seen at red carpets together, and Ansel just can’t stop talking about how much he adores her. Countless Ansel Elgort fangirls are curious, who is the dancing beauty who made her place in the Hollywood heartthrob’s heart?
Who Is Violetta Komyshan?
Violetta Komyshan is a social media influencer with over 1 million followers on Instagram. She’s also a ballerina, and she’s far more than just your average dancer.
Her fan base has been significantly booster by the fact that she’s dating one of the biggest movie stars of Hollwood. With movies like The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, and Baby Driver under his belt, Ansel Algort was always going to draw attention to his longtime girlfriend Violetta. Through her boyfriend, she’s able to sparkle at red carpets around the globe alongside Elgort!
What Is Her Ethnicity?
Violetta Komyshan was born in Toronto, and moved to New York City when she was 5 years old. Before moving to the states, she also spent a year in the Ukraine. Her parents are Ukrainian, and took Violetta there for a year to introduce her to the family.
Komyshan and her sister Suzanna grew up in Brooklyn. Upon moving there, she began to discover her love for dancing. She was only 9 years old when she found herself auditioning for renowned choreographer Eliot Feld’s company at her elementary school. It all started there, and ballet has since been a significant part of her identity.
What Is Her Occupation?
Though she’s doing new things all the time, her two major occupations are being a professional dancer and social media influencer.
Having trained at the American Ballet Theatre, she joined ‘Ballet Next’, a dance company based in New York. Fans see her modeling and dancing through her Instagram account regularly. She’s a style enthusiast and continues to inspire her fan base by modeling for big names. Recently, she modeled limited edition styles created by Keds for International Women’s Day.
She’s no longer working with BalletNext, but continues to dance in ‘The Master and Form’ at the Whitney Museum’s 2019 Biennial, which is apparently her favorite show.
She also creates dance-related workouts!
Or… she has at least started doing so. She’s created only a few workout videos so far, the first one dating back to 2016. In it, she explains how to get a butt similarly toned as hers (which is basically goals), and the video seems reminiscent of toning pilates or barre workouts. If anything, it’s a great representation of how athletic she is!
Ansel Elgort sometimes features her in his work
Elgort fans would know that acting isn’t his only domain. He’s also a great singer! He released his single “Thief” in 2017, featuring his girlfriend Komyshan in the video. It’s a super sexy (possibly NSFW) tribute to his high school sweetheart, with lyrics like “Skin on my skin, what a wonderful sin” to forever scar fangirls with envy.
She works with popular brands
As an Instagram influencer, she’s always working with big names and brands such as Forevermark Diamonds and Tods.
Here’s what the 24-year old had to say about her diverse group of on-going activities in an interview;
“I mean, it’s kind of crazy because my mind wants to do 30 things at the same time, but I feel like you can never really make it to the top if you don’t focus your energy on one thing. Right now, it’s dance.”
While Elgort’s ballerina girlfriend has been popping off on Instagram lately, he himself has hardly been seen on the platform, with his last post dating back to June. He did draw a lot of attention to his Instagram page on May 29th though, when he posted 17 shirtless selfies together without any caption or explanation. Komyshan didn’t shy away from commenting on one of them, saying “… they’re all pretty good.”
How Did The Couple Meet?
Violetta and Ansel went to school together! She met Elgort for the first time during her freshman year at New York’s LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. The couple apparently experienced love at first sight mutually, as dreamy as that sounds!
Here’s how Komyshan narrated the beginning of her love story with Elgort;
"I think he had his eye on me, because we were in the same lunch period or something, one day freshman year, I was with my friend, and he was walking down the block. I didn’t even know he went to my school—I just thought he was really attractive. I looked at him and told my friend, ‘Oh my God, that guy’s so hot,’ and she’s like, ‘Oh, that’s Ansel, he goes to LaGuardia.'"
A year later, they both started dating.
They broke up for a bit in 2014
In 2014, which has now come out to be a controversial year for Elgort, stained with accusations of sexual assault, Komshyan and he went through a short breakup. It was around the same timeline as the release of Elgort’s movies, Divergent and A Fault in Our Stars. In 2015, the two got back together though.
Talking to Details Magazine, here’s what Elgort had to say about the brief breakup;
“I was doing OK, but I knew something was missing, and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s love.'”
Elgort has now come forward with a public statement that mentions that during his time away from Komyshan, he did in fact get into a relationship with Gabby, the woman he was accused of sexually assaulting, but broke up with her in the same year.
How Long Has She And Ansel Elgort Been Dating?
The couple has been together for eight years, with a very short break in 2014. They’ve been high school sweethearts, who met each other freshman year and started dating at the end of their sophomore year, while attending LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts together. Ansel has even posted pictures of Komyshan on his Instagram with captions confirming it, stating “I’ve been obsessed with Violetta since high school.”
In a 2017 interview, Elgort appreciated the fact that his girlfriend was with him before all the success and responsibilities kicked in when he was at his ‘purest’. He said "I've never been with somebody from Hollywood, so I don't know what it's like, but I like having my love be away from my work. It's nice that she knows me as me before I was influenced by success or the stress and responsibility of being an adult. I feel like everyone's at their purest when they're just a kid."
What Is The Couple Up To Now?
While Komyshan keeps busy as a performer at Whitney Biennial and Chicago Ballet Conservatory, the couple has future plans to professionally team-up. They’ve already proven to be an excellent team through the work they’ve put out together, from the music video feature to the brainstorming of ideas they share mutually.
"We talk about our ideas and our goals together. It's like our bedroom talk. What are our goals for the next couple of months? What are we doing? What are we striving for?" said Ansel Elgort about working with Violetta Komyshan.
The highlights of their relationship, as you could imagine, are many. Trips around the world, stunning people with their looks on red carpet events, from the Oscars to the Gala, it’s all pretty damn fantastic, to say the least.
"If you can find a girl who you can go to an EDM concert with, have a conversation with, who will sit on the couch and watch you play GTA for three hours—and then you go to bed and have amazing sex? That should be your girlfriend," – Ansel Elgort while appreciating his love for GTA, music, dance, sex, and well, Violetta Komyshan!
While millions of us know and adore the Ansel Elgort of today, she knew him way before the glamor kicked in. She was with him before the world heard his name, and their love has only grown ever since! Fans are already impatient to hear news about them finally deciding to tie the knot, but that’s all just fantasy and imagination at the moment. By the looks of it, they’ll continue to go strong as a dream couple forever, and we couldn’t be happier for them!