By Jordan Duffy. Anna Pavlova:
Definition of a ballerina. • The definition of a ballerina is A principal woman dancer in a ballet company.
Introducing Anna Pavlova. • Anna Pavlova is a Russian Ballerina. Who was in her time the worlds greatest ballerina.
Birth dates. • Anna Pavlova was born on January 31st, 1881 in St.Petersburg, Russia. • She was born to the daughter of Lyubov Feodorovna, a washerwoman. But her father is not able to be identified. • She was a tiny baby, born two months premature.
Death. • She then later died January 22nd, 1931, The Hague, Netherlands. • Anna Pavlova died after a three day illness with influenza and pleurisy.
Life background. • When Anna was very small her mother married a reserve solider, who then died when she was two. • Her mother and her were very poor after the solider died. They spent their summer living with Anna’s Grandmother. • Anna would always say from when she was eight she would say that she wanted to be a dancer. • Also from when she attended a performance of The Sleeping Beauty at the Maryinsky Theatre.
Life background. • Two years later after watching the Sleeping Beauty at the Maryinsky Theatre. She was accepted as a student at St. Petersburg's Imperial Ballet School. • Anna was considered frail and not exactly beautiful.
Anna Pavlova quotes. • When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. • No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
Anna’s appearance. • Anna was not the tallest person you could know. She had short brown curly hair. She was not the prettiest person you could know. But she was classified as the worlds best ballerina in the whole world.
Her family. • Anna’s mother was an impoverished laundress named Lyubov Pavlova. • Her father has been unidentified but people say that her father had died when Anna was only two years old.
Busy touring the world. • Anna’s first of many tours it is estimated that she traveled over four hundred thousand miles in the days before air travel and was seen by millions. • Anna Pavlova continued to tour the world make long, exhausting tours, always with her own company—whose members came from different countries and were not always as talented as her to support.
Ballet style. • Anna was not a typical ballerina of her day. At only five foot tall, she was delicate and slender, unlike most of the students in her classes. She was exceptionally strong and had perfect balance. Anna possessed many unique talents. She soon became a prima ballerina.
Inspiration to others. • Anna Pavlova believed that dancing was her gift to the world. She felt that God had given her the gift of dance to delight others. She often said that she was "haunted by the need to dance." She became an inspiration to young boys and girls to learn how to dance and experience the joys of ballet.
The end. • The world will forever remember the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who brought a more traditional feel to classical ballet.