Anna Pavlova (1881–1931)

Anna Pavlova (1881–1931) was known as the finest female ballerina of the time and is one of the most famous dancers in ballet history. She trained in Russia, where she performed for ten years before joining the Ballet Russe in 1909. She was the first Russian ballerina to tour in the United States. One of her most famous roles was that of the Dying Swan, because of its interpretation of the subject through expression and physical technique.

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