Oksana Skorik was featured in the 30-minute 'mini-documentary' on RT cable last week ("Ballet: Sweat & Tears"). She and Timur were followed/interviewed, including a tantalizing rehearsal clip from Diamonds. I must say that I admire Skorik more than before after this documentary. Her physique is perfect - to die for! She just needs to believe in herself more.
The mini-doc also featured a look at the lives of 4 or 5 'little girl' boarders at the Vaganova Acad, a quick look at Vishneva rehearsing and performing Carmen, a visit to Vishneva's long-time teacher/mentor Ludmilla Kovaleva (LK's daughter, corps member Alissa Sokolova recently had a baby!), and a brief look at Lopatkina/Korsakov (I think it was he) performing the Swan Lake 'white' adagio.
I kept waiting for 'part II' of the documentary to be aired but, apparently, it was only the one 30-minute piece. So much work for only 28-30 minutes?
I watched this too, but can't agree regarding Ms Skorik, I found the Grand Pas Classique variation very ugly and danced at too slow a tempo and how blank she is! Quite liked the boyfriend though - a much more engaging personality.
Those teachers are far too harsh on the kids in my view and as for making that lovely looking little girl, Polina Ustinova the only one that appeared to have what it takes, diet - that is child abuse in my book.