Former ballerina labeled one of the greatest ballerinas of all time.
She developed her technique studying under Carina Bertta.
She is credited with being the first dancer to introduce the 32 fouettés en tournant into the coda of the Grand Pas d'Action in Cinderella.
She was born in Milan, Italy.
She and composer Felix Blumenfeld were both affiliated with the Maryinsky Theatre during their careers.