St. Petersburg is an all-kind-of-arts city. And, first of all, it is a city of Russian Ballet Heritage. Here lives an extremely talented person Russian ballet photographer, "Soul in Feet" project founder and professional ballerina Darian Volkova. 

"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.

"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."

At home Darian shoots prima ballerinas of Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky and other theaters. She likes one-to-one shooting. It's maybe similar with myth about Pygmalion and Galatea she's kind of a sculptor, and dancer is her creation she tries to make alive.

More info: darianvolkova.com | Facebook | Instagram

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SandyGambrell-Welter 6 months ago

love this photo

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Alicia-JaneNapier 6 months ago

I don't think this represents sadness...it's passion and dedication

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JaneenSullivan 6 months ago

Amazing

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YvonneBernal 6 months ago

What a price to pay so that others can enjoy the beauty!

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TabithaArgyleBuono 6 months ago

She reminds me of a "Morning Glory".

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AndraScorteanu 6 months ago

love it!

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YvonneBernal 6 months ago

The Sleeping Swans

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JasminMountain 6 months ago

For anyone wondering, she most likely has Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, a lot of ballet dancers and gymnasts do due to the extra flexibility given to joints. She also has a the best part of a lifetime of very dedicated training, which mayy be why she's as flexible as she is, but yes, JBS can be a very painful condition if the muscles aren't strong enough to compensate for the ligaments and tendons being too loose- bones start grinding together dislocations and slipped disks are common too.

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Debbie 6 months ago

Beautiful photo!

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YoliAnderson 6 months ago

It's good to see the reality behind the image,ballet is not just long arms and grace,the dancer's body gets so much pain over the years to perform all these moves,in my opinion it's too much.

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LisaMariaPoeRodrigues 6 months ago

Cant we just enjoy the damn pictures ? If you want to be good, real good, in anything (..) you need to work hard -blood sweath and tears.

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