Ballet Beautiful

“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” 
― Erol Ozan

Swan Lake – Birmingham Royal Ballet

Olga Smirnova, Bolshoi Ballet

© Alisa Aslanova

Maria Kochetkova

“If anything at all, perfection is not when there is nothing to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” 
― Maria Tallchief

Kristina Shapran as Cinderella in Cinderella

Mariinsky Ballet

Megan Fairchild and Amar Ramasar of NYCB in Allegro Brillante [x]

Natalia Osipova as Anastasia

© Alice Pennefather

Paul Chalmer and Natalia Makarova in Swan Lake

Maria Khoreva

Photography: Darian Volkova

Stanislava Postnova (Bolshoi Ballet Academy) as Raymonda

“I knew that I just didn’t have it in me to give up, even if I sometimes felt like a fool for continuing to believe.” 
― Misty Copeland

Svetlana Zakharova as Giselle

Photography: Gene Schiavone

Staatsballett Berlin

Photo: Maria-Helena Buckley

Oksana Skorik, her beautiful extensions, and fabulous jumps in Le Corsaire.



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