Ballet companies must stop wrecking our bodies, advises Russian star

Irina Kolesnikova, who performs at Londons Coliseum in August, says dancers should be nurtured , not pushed to the limits A world-renowned Russian prima ballerina has become the latest starring to condemn ballet companies worldwide for putting their dancers through unnecessarily brutal regimes. Irina Kolesnikova, 35, doyenne of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, is calling…