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

How do their bodies bend that way? 

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Darian Volkova is a professional ballerina and photographer who captures what goes into practicing ballet. Volkova says 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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