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Russian Ballerina Says Dancers 'Need to Eat Like Athletes' for Their Powerful Performances

Updated: Feb 19, 2019

| Maura Hohman | People |


Professional athletes have to maintain a strict fitness and diet regimen — and ballerinas are no exception.

Olga Smirnova is the 25-year-old prima ballerina for the Russian Bolshoi Ballet and the star of The Sleeping Beauty, a film version of the classic ballet that hits U.S. theaters March 10. Since discovering dance as a young girl she has spent her life strengthening her body for her art. read more...



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