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 Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova

Birth
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Death 23 Jan 1931 (aged 49)
The Hague (Den Haag), Den Haag Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 1380 · View Source
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Ballerina. Studied at the Imperial Ballet School with Marius Petipa. At seventeen she made her debut and by 1906 she had become a principal ballerina. On her second foreign tour she joined Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. She created and made famous the solo The Dying Swan. In 1921 she bought Ivy House in England and opened her own School of Dance. She made her last Russian appearance a year later. From then on she spent the rest of her career almost constantly on tour bringing ballet to millions for the first time through the drawing power of her legendary name. It is said that her last words were "Bring me my Swan costume."

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1380
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Pavlova (31 Jan 1881–23 Jan 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1380, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .