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Episode Guide

  • Ballerina - The Great Tradition (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    The Great Tradition

    Choreographers Anthony Tudor and Sir Frederick Ashton discuss classic roles including Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and Odette/Odile in "Swan Lake"; Natalia Makarova discusses developing young talent.

  • Ballerina - The Making of a Ballerina (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    The Making of a Ballerina

    Dancer Natalia Makarova discusses the rigorous training of young ballerinas, demonstrates her workout and individual performance style and discusses the pros and cons of dancing with partners.

  • Ballerina - Handing on the Torch (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Handing on the Torch

    Natalia Makarova examines master classes taught by herself and other former prima ballerinas.

  • Ballerina - Great Roles (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Great Roles

    Three ballet masters discuss new choreography and classic roles for today's ballerinas.

  • Ballerina - Chemistry (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:


    Natalia Makarova examines the emotional elements necessary for successful dancing with a partner.

  • Ballerina - Body and Soul (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Body and Soul

    Natalia Makarova discusses troupes' different methods of shaping young dancers into prima ballerinas.