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7 Breathtakingly Beautiful Russian Ballerinas You Should Follow on Instagram

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Updated: 15 December 2017
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In Russia, ballerinas are especially praised and seen as goddesses of beauty. Their Instagram accounts are followed by thousands of mesmerised people. We bet these artistic, beautiful, sophisticated, and incredibly strong Russian ballerinas will take your breath away and earn your ‘follow’ on Instagram.

@abashova_maria

This Eifman Ballet prima ballerina’s Instagram is full of striking photos from the stage. You’ll also see images from artistic collaborations and lots of backstage life, along with Abashova’s amazingly toned ballerina legs.

@ruby.tear

This 19-year-old rising star is a recent graduate, but has already landed a contract with Bolshoy Theatre Company. Her feed is a great mix of artistic photos, backstage training sessions and little everyday moments.

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💔💔 Ph @ayakovlevcom

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@dianavishneva

If you aren’t familiar with ballet, Diana Vishneva is a legend, and her Instagram gives fans privilaged behind-the-scenes access to her world. Having danced every major character in every major ballet, Diana Vishneva is probably one of the most famous ballerinas today. Recently she opened her own dance studio, Context, in St Petersburg, so if you want to try a little ballet lesson, do it here.

@marachok

This Vaganova Ballet Academy student’s Instagram is amazingly inspiring; for all those who are striving to learn a bit more about what it takes to become a ballerina, Maria Khoreva posts lots of backstage videos from Ballet Academy daily life.

@svetlanazakharovabt

This famous and talented ballerina is principally based in Bolshoy Theatre, but Svetlana Zakharova also splits her time between La Scala and touring other major world theaters.

Francesca da Rimini. 📷: @alainhanel

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Angel Face 👼 (London 2013) 📷: @sashagusov

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@ekaterinaborchenko

As a principal dancer in the acclaimed St Petersburg Mikhailovsky Theatre, Ekaterina Borchenko has performed in almost every major ballet. Her Instagram documents the special moments of her career; you’ll find beautiful stage photos mixed with everyday ballerina life.

@darianvolkova

A ballerina in the past, Darian Volkova found herself in another art form: ballet photography. Her knowledge of ballet principles gives her the perfect eye for the shot. She shoots both rising stars, as well as acclaimed ballet legends. Her Instagram feed is the quintessence of ballet aesthetics.

Happy International Dance Day 🦅🕊

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