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Diana Vishneva (born July 13th, 1976) is a prima ballerina with both the Kirov Ballet in Russia and American Ballet Theatre in the United States. She was born in St. Petersburg and was trained at the Vaganova Choreographic Institute and upon her graduation in 1995, joined the company of the Mariinsky Theatre. There, in 1996 she was promoted to the level of principal dancer. While at the Vaganova school, she scored the highest scores known to the school's history.
In 2008, Vishneva joined the Honorary Board of Directors of the Russian Children's Welfare Society (RCWS).
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