Ballet is wonderful, highly aesthetic and mesmerizing. But what is the cost of this achievement? A photographer Rachel Papo showed the backstage of the Russian ballet. According to her, ballet dancers who want to achieve a true success in this art, have to overcome daily self-destructive training for years, need talent, strong health and luck. Future artists are training from 10 to 18 years old 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. No pauses allowed. And when it comes to competition, they also require passion and will-to-win spirit.