I have been training in Russian ballet since I was five, under the pedagogy of several Vaganova Ballet Academy graduates. Svetlana Zakharova is, in my opinion, the most exquisite, moving, elegantly ethereal (sorry...I am very passionate about her dancing 😊...) ballerina as to ever grace the earth. The world of ballet would not be the same as it is without her...this I truly believe. To any other Zakharova followers---what piece that she has performed is your favorite? I love "Revelation," "Rain Before it Falls," and her performance "Lady of the Camellias," especially the pas de deux of Marguerite (then wearing a black gown) and Armand.