Great ballerinas tend to flower, dance till they're ready to drop, then fade away into teaching or domesticity. So it's admirable when two Russian stars venture into directing or leading companies while still in their prime. Diana Vishneva and Nina Ananiashvili, however, have taken on very different tasks. Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion is a small pickup company that enables Vishneva to expand her artistic horizons. Ananiashvili performs with the State Ballet of Georgia, but, more importantly, she's its artistic director, credited with raising the once-proud company from the ragtag state to which civil strife and financial... More >>>