Ballet is a form of dancing, ballet may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music. But a ballet dancer's technique and special skills differ greatly from those of other dancers. Ballet dancers perform many movements that are unnatural for the body. Different ballet styles have developed in various countries. Ballet in Russia is often forceful and showy. Ballet dancers travel throughout the world and adopt different features of foreign styles. As a result of these international influences, all ballet is continually being broadened and enriched.
Opera is part of the Russian tradition. An opera performance incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery and costumes and sometimes incorporates dance for example:
Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre