You think that ballet is all about dressing up and prancing around pretending to be a swan? Think again, buster. Darian Volkova is a professional ballet dancer St Petersburg and she's spitting hot truth in her amateur photography series. She's documenting the beauty of ballet - as well as the toll it takes on one's body.
"Giving people an opportunity to see ballet through a ballerina’s eyes – that’s what I do," Darian writes on her website. "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." Through her, we can see the backstage of ballet as only one of the dancers can.