The Standouts

The Standouts

Olga Smirnova Expectations can be a heavy burden to bear for a young dancer on the fast track to stardom. Few have justified the hype like the Bolshoi Ballet’s 21-year-old Olga Smirnova. The Vaganova-trained first soloist had an international coming out party to...
#TBT: Evgenia Obraztsova in Cinderella (2002)

#TBT: Evgenia Obraztsova in Cinderella (2002)

At the Vaganova Ballet Academy, being chosen to dance a leading role in the final graduation performance is no small honor. One of the top ballet programs in the world, the Academy was founded in 1738 and has since trained countless stars, including Anna Pavlova,...

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