The Mariinsky Ballet in Company Class Is Awe-inspiring

August 8, 2014

If you’re not in class yourself, you might as well be watching the pros take class—amiright? Here at DS, we’re serious dance nerds—riveted by pro classes and the chance to dissect our favorite dancers’ every tendu.

Dancers with the Mariinsky Ballet

Thanks to the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, your latest opportunity to binge-watch ballet technique has arrived. Until August 13, you can witness glorious Russian perfection—aka the Mariinsky Ballet in company class.

Of course, the company is amazing onstage. But sometimes that level of performance can feel a little bit, well, unattainable. So it’s comforting to know that we all start class with the same plié and just work from there. And this kind of behind-the-scenes footage is just downright inspiring. Click here to watch the whole class.