Prima Ballerina

Anna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in St. Petersburg, Russia. After attending the Imperial Dance School, she made her company debut in 1899 at the Mariinsky Theatre. Her career blossomed and in 1905 she danced her breakthrough performance as lead solo in The Dying Swan, with music by Camille Saint-Saëns. It  was to become Pavlova’s signature role. Pavlova toured internationally and in 1909, after […]

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