In the grand tradition of the Ballets Russes comes this portrait of 5 Russian ballerinas. Behind any great ballerina lies the discipline and rigor that comes from decades of training and practice: superstars like Nijinsky and Baryshnikov established the reputations of Russian dancers as the best in the world. The 5 dancers profiled in this revealing film are tough, insightful, and exceptionally talented. From Swan Lake to Romeo and Juliet, from the backstage studio to performing on stages around the world, this film captures the sublime beauty of ballet in all its resplendent glory. Diana Vishneva, Svetlana Zakharova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Alina Somova, and Evgenia Obraztsova star.