Alla Osipenko was one of the great Russian ballerinas. Her name calls to mind Soviet dancer defections, the KGB and the Cold War. Learn more about her in this review of Joel Lobentnal’s enthralling biography on this unique figure in dance.
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Just ran across this video from New York City Ballet’s YouTube channel and felt it serves as a reminder for all the students out there that everyone starts somewhere. I hope you find it inspiring. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVpGAOy4I1g]