Kolesnikova is undoubtedly the 'Unknown Star' of world ballet and one of the finest classical dancers today. There can be little doubt that, had she chosen to work with the Bolshoi or the Mariinsky/Kirov, she would now probably be as well known as Zakharova and Vishneva.
This book, containing photographs shot by her 'boss' at the Saint Petersburg Ballet Theatre, shows Kolesnikova both on stage and off and, because of the photographer's extremely close association with his subject, they give a far more graphic insight into the dancer's life and work than do most photo essays.
Now all we need is a biography to go with the photographs. But, for the timebeing, we have to be satisfied with this excellent book whose only weakness is a lack of any meaningful textual content.