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Powerful Backstage Photos Show Just How Demanding A Ballet Dancer’s Life Can Be

Darian Volkova is a professional ballet dancer and photographer from the dancing capital of St. Petersburg and she made the ‘Soul In Feet’ project to highlight how much hard work and dedication it takes to be a well-respected ballet dancer.

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“Giving people an opportunity to see ballet through ballerina’s eyes – that’s what I do. As a viewer, you can see just one side of ballet, the world of beauty and lightness but ballet is more than world – it’s the universe.” As ballerina Darian often travels around the world with her company, and as ballet photographer she doesn’t forget to take photos during tours. Darian has shot in the theaters from Russia to Iceland.

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“My last destination was France. It was unforgettable! I always enjoy it, I mean to work with dancers from another country. They have different ballet school but we are still soulmates.”

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