In St. Petersburg, fine arts are part of the city's rich cultural heritage, and no facet of creative life in the city is more important or iconic than the Russian Ballet.
To document the lives of these amazing dancers, one Russian ballet photographer created the "Soul in Feet" project. Darian Volkova is a ballerina herself, giving her a unique perspective on the art, the dancers, and their day-to-day lives.
"Giving people an opportunity to see ballet through ballerina's eyes - that's what I do," Volkova stated. "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."
See the images from Volkova's universe below.
For Volkova, capturing the art of ballet isn't just about telling someone else's story: It's about providing new perspective on her own as a ballerina and artist. It's her experiences that make her work special, and make these some of the best ballet photography we've ever seen.