About Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova Even if you are not a ballet enthusiast, chances are you have heard of Anna Pavlova, the physically tiny Russian ballerina who rocked the world of classical ballet at the turn of the century. After being accepted into the elite Imperial Ballet School, it didn't take her teachers long to realize that her unique style was exceptional and she became an instant hit. It is estimated that she performed over 4,000 times, and started a ballet trend in America as many little girls began to take lessons after seeing her performances. Anna also was instrumental in the design of today's modern pointe shoe and was so passionate about her craft that she actually died while rehearsing for a show in Europe. She became an inspiration to many future ballerinas, and her gumption and drive for the art of dance has long been cherished.