15 Raw, Beautiful Photos That Show What It's Really Like to Be a Ballerina

How do their bodies bend that way?

Ballet
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Darian Volkova (opens in new tab) is a professional ballerina and photographer who captures what goes into practicing ballet. Volkova says (opens in new tab) her perspective is unique because she can "feel, see, and shoot the dance like only [a] dancer can." While traveling with her company, Volkova photographs ballet dancers from around the world, and the results are stunning. See 15 of her photos below: 

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Danielle Tullo

I like pink, iced coffee, and long walks through the candle section. When I'm not lighting up my favorite scents (probably while testing out new skincare), you can find me writing and editing all of the lifestyle things at Seventeen