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Anna Pavlova -- prima ballerina who invented pointe by darning her ballet slippers --photo by Ira L. Hill 1921

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Images of Anna Pavlova

Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, famous for her role as a swan in The Dying Swan, is here shown at her London home, Ivy Lodge in Hampstead, in 1927

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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.

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Anna Pavlova as the Dying Swan. Beautiful.

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Anna Pavlova (Russian: А́нна Па́влова; February 12 [O.S. January 31] 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian Empire ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century.

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Anna Pavlova ♡ www.theworlddances.com/ #throwback #dance

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Anna Pavlova vintage ballet ballerina photo by ilyaballet, via Flickr My ballet heroine.

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This must have been the inspiration for that Bjork dress! Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) and her pet swan, Jack.

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