Anna Pavlova

Dancer

Birthday February 12, 1881

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Saint Petersburg, Russia

DEATH DATE Jan 23, 1931 (49)

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About

World renowned classical ballerina who was known for her role as The Dying Swan. She was a leading choreographer for both the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes.

Before Fame

She first auditioned for the Imperial Ballet School at the age of nine but was turned down because the judging committee believed she was too young. She was accepted into the school a year later.

Trivia

She was the subject of the 1983 film Anna Pavlova which starred Galina Belyayeva. She was a lifelong lover of animals and had several cats, dogs, swans, and other pets. 

Family Life

She was born to Lyubov Feodorovna and Lazar Polyakov. She later married her manager, Victor Dandre.

Associated With

She inspired choreographer and dancer Frederick Ashton.