Virginia Vadeboncoeur angelic wings jump for joy in Palm Springs

Virginia Vadeboncoeur photographed by Eyoalha Baker for Jump for joy Photo Project and Palm Springs Cultural Center Artist Residency

We were excited about Virginas photo session for weeks in advance because Virginia had sent us a photo of this incredible belly dancing costume. As soon as we met up, our mutual excitement about her costume and sharing jumping joy together kind of exploded into all kinds of fun and silliness. I mean – she has wings! So fun when people go all out to express themselves, I just love it! Also, more often than not, people are not comfortable showing their bellies so I was particularly happy to have someone so comfortable, free and confident about showing her midriff. Needless to say, we had a blast and created some pretty spectacular photos. This was one of my faves.

Get to know a little bit about Virginia:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
I thought it would be very inspiring since I am a very joyful person.

Q: How was your experience doing the jumping photos?
I had no idea how she was going to capture me jumping!! I was a little concerned about running in my Bellydance costume and jumping lol. We all had so much fun! I loved the experience and would do it all over again!

Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
The feeling of joy for me is pure happiness and a wellness of being! Joy has impacted my life by being the best part of my life!!!

Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
Helping others through dance and fitness! I love to see how happy they become and brings me joy!

Q: How do you feel about being part of a collaborative community project that promotes joy?
I think it’s wonderful. Everybody needs to celebrate love and goodness 365 days a year!

Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
To remember we are all connected and not separate! Love and kindness can change the world, with a kind gesture or word! To treat others with kindness and respect!

Q: What are you working on?
I am working on a health/fitness and Dance website!

Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
I am blessed with a very beautiful loving family who always supports me. I cherish them more than anything in this world! I am truly blessed!

Thank you Virgina for sharing your vibrant, joy filled light and playful energy with us!


Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.

If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us:


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Instagram: @jumpforjoyphotoproject
Twitter: @jumpforjoyphoto
Facebook: /JumpForJoyPhotoProject

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