Ballet Documentaries

If you’re a ballet aficionado, RTD is the place for you. Our ballet documentaries show you how young children just starting out at Russia’s famous Vaganova Academy become prima ballerinas in the spotlight of the world’s most prestigious stages. You can also witness the punishing regime dancers must endure being part of Moiseyev Ballet, a folk dance ensemble that has served as a cultural ambassador for Russia for 75 years. Or, for a big surprise, our ballet documentaries, let you check out a troupe of plus-sized dancers challenging traditional notions of what a ballerina should look like.

Ballet documentaries
Bolshoi Ballet School / Photo by Cleber Gomes