I do not have the extensive knowledge and history of others on this forum, so I cannot really answer the topic question, but I am glad to see Obraztsova mentioned. When I think of a "complete" ballerina, I do not look for someone who excels equally in everything. I look for someone who is sublime in much and excellent in all. I believe she is that. I also look for someone who is never awkward or unsure in the management of her limbs, light in movement, has body positions that appear harmonious and fluid, and it neither wooden nor overly affected in acting or stage manner. To me she is all of these. I have not found all of these qualities in some other ballerinas mentioned, who often receive more attention from management and who have much merit also. I disagree that she does not have the dramatic acting ability for many classical roles, and I do not think long limbs are necessary; it it how one uses what one has. I do not understand how she is not more used at the Bolshoi. I also think Cojocaru ranks highly and is exceptional.