UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis goes viral with Beyonce routine

If you don’t know who Nia Dennis is by now, you’d better get to know her. Her amazing floor routines are absolutely taking over the internet.

a woman standing in front of a crowd: Getty

The UCLA junior wowed us before by spelling her actual name in the air during one of her routines. This year, on her 21st birthday, she got busy on the floor to a bunch of Beyonce hits in an absolutely stunning performance.

First of all, with anything that you do in life, bringing Beyonce into the picture in any way, shape or form absolutely helps. Nia clearly has some great taste in music.

But that wasn’t it – just watch her moves. You absolutely love to see it. And the way she stuck that landing at the end? *chefs kiss*

Dennis’ routine only earned a 9.975 from the judges, which is still an absolutely great score! But, somehow, it still feels criminally underrated.

And, listen, I know absolutely nothing about judging gymnastics. But if Chadwick Boseman can judge dunks, I can judge this. This is easily a 10. Bonus points for hitting the woah at the 50 second mark.

This performance from Dennis, somehow, did not win the competition for UCLA – they were juuuust beaten by Utah, 198.075-198.025.

It’s alright, though. They didn’t win the competition but they absolutely won the internet.

Salute, Nia. Salute.

For the Win