Yuri Smekalov is a quintessential contemporary ballet artist. As a Principal Dancer of the world-renowned Mariinsky Ballet, he has also performed with the Eifman Ballet, choreographed for Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballet, and has founded his own performing arts center - a fusion of Music, Art and Dance. What does it mean to be an artist today? What role does fear play in our lives? How do we overcome it? And what matters most when one creates? We cover this and more in our interview. Original air date: September 23, 2016 on NTV America.