Ekaterina Kondaurova 2001 Graduation 8th Year Vaganova Ballet

The second tallest dancer in the Mariinsky Ballet, was not even the 2nd tallest in her final class at Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. The two girls to her right on the barre had grown greatly, surpassing Kondaurova's height. The girl immediately right of her, was slightly taller. The girl to the right of that girl, was even taller. The tallest girl is in the back right of this center exercise. The girl to the left of Kondaurova in the center exercise is slightly shorter than Kondaurova. This ended up being a basketball sized graduation class.