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Olga Smirnova, Rocketing To Ballet Stardom
"She was scouted at her graduation from St. Petersburg's Vaganova school and coaxed down to Moscow, where she spent exactly one day in the corps de ballet before being offered a series of high-profile solos. ... You might think the speed of her ascent would leave Smirnova slightly breathless and giddy, but of course ballerinas are nothing if not poised." The New York Times 10/15/12
Posted October 16, 2012 12:56 AM

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