Bolshoi-trained beauties bolster ballet in Orange County

10/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ethereal Bolshoi Ballet star Natalia Osipova, arguably the world's prima ballerina, slipped into a rehearsal studio at Orange County Performing Arts Center looking tired. Lightly grasping a ballet barre, she plunged suddenly to the floor, her torso descending like an express elevator, her legs separating into a startling split. In this grueling position, she nested contentedly.

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