1881 – 1931 A.D.
Anna Pavlowa, a Russian Dancer, born in St. Petersburg. She entered the Imperial Russian Ballet School at ten, and after studying there with M. Fokaine, she graduated in six years, and became the leading ballet dancer at the Marianski Theatre. Her fame soon spread, and after visiting the various European capitals, she reached London in 1910 and was proclaimed the greatest dancer of her time. This triumph was repeated in New York in 1913 and thereafter. Anna Pavlova brought a more natural and dramatic style to the art of dancing, and gave a more spiritual interpretation of the music than other famous artists of the past.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.