Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova  February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Anna Pavlova in a beautiful costume for a Russian dance.    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/picture-preview-anna-pavlova-twentieth-century-ballerina-7873178.html?action=gallery=5

Picture preview: Anna Pavlova Twentieth Century Ballerina

Anna Pavlova in a beautiful costume for a Russian dance. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/picture-preview-anna-pavlova-twentieth-century-ballerina-7873178.html?action=gallery=5

Anna Pavlova and Michael Mordkin performing the Russian Dance (1909). Foulsham & Banfield. Published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd. National Portrait Gallery. Mordkin joined Diaghilev for the 1909 Paris season as a leading dancer, ranking above Nijinsky. On the opening night of Ballets Russes in Paris, Mordkin danced the leading role in Michael Fokine’s Le Pavillon d'Armide. After the first season, he remained in Paris to dance with Anna Pavlova going on to form his own company, All Star…

Anna Pavlova and Michael Mordkin performing the Russian Dance (1909). Foulsham & Banfield. Published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd. National Portrait Gallery. Mordkin joined Diaghilev for the 1909 Paris season as a leading dancer, ranking above Nijinsky. On the opening night of Ballets Russes in Paris, Mordkin danced the leading role in Michael Fokine’s Le Pavillon d'Armide. After the first season, he remained in Paris to dance with Anna Pavlova going on to form his own company, All Star…

Anna Pavlova in a costume designed by Leon Bakst. - The Independent

Picture preview: Anna Pavlova Twentieth Century Ballerina

Anna Pavlova and Jack. The compassionate friend can be identified by four things: by not rejoicing in your misfortune, delighting in your good fortune, preventing others from speaking ill of you, and encouraging others who praise your good qualities.

Anna Pavlova and Jack. The compassionate friend can be identified by four things: by not rejoicing in your misfortune, delighting in your good fortune, preventing others from speaking ill of you, and encouraging others who praise your good qualities.

Ballerina Anna Pavlova in her Russian stage costume, 1910 – 1911, digital colourisation of the old photograph.

Ballerina Anna Pavlova in her Russian stage costume, 1910 – 1911, digital colourisation of the old photograph.

Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) was a Russian Empire ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

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Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) was a Russian Empire ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

Anna Pavlova in her signature role, The Dying Swan. Her feet were so severely arched, she had to invent her own reinforced shoe. It is rumored that she would retouch her photographs to make her pointe shoes look like those favorable of the era.

Anna Pavlova in her signature role, The Dying Swan. Her feet were so severely arched, she had to invent her own reinforced shoe. It is rumored that she would retouch her photographs to make her pointe shoes look like those favorable of the era.

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