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Anna Pavlovna Pavlova (Feb 12, 1881, Saint Petersburg, Russia ~ Jan 23, 1931, The Hague, Netherlands): Russian prima ballerina of late 19th and early 20th centuries. Principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Wikipedia ~Repinned Via Maria Verdi
Anna Pavlova.At the heart of her talent was sudden and instant inspiration. More often than not she was improvising, and could not repeat the pattern of her dances despite requests from her masters and partners. Later, when Anna Pavlova started teaching, this gift seemed to be a great obstacle as her students couldn’t copy the movements that she herself didn’t remember.
Anna Pavlova. Russian ballerina. Pavlova 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.