19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The overwhelming desire to dance ballet

Russian Ballet is a national treasure and synonymous with Russian culture. Many Russian ballet schools select less than 100 students with strong and graceful bodies from thousands of applications every year for their intense programs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Syktyvkar, Russia
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Olesia Kim