Tonight’s mystery artist once took dance lessons and performed with the Royal Ballet. Think you know who learned to plie?

The year was 1979 and it was Freddie Mercury who’d learn just how hard ballet is to perform with precision. According to That Eric Alper, Freddie had always wanted to dance and to his credit he learned, rehearsed and did it while singing live vocals to a packed house. Check out some of the video below and see if you’d have given him a standing ovation too.

Here he is with Queen and tonight’s featured song.

Queen Tie your Mother Down

His ballet debut.