Anna Pavlova, Ballet Russes

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Anna Pavlova -- prima ballerina who invented pointe by darning her ballet slippers --photo by Ira L. Hill 1921

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Anna Pavlova in a beautiful costume for a Russian dance.

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Anna Pavlova as 'Giselle' - 1924 - London - Mlle: Anna Pavlova as 'Giselle' - 1924 - London - Mlle

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Anna Pavlova was a Russian prima ballerina of the late centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev.

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Anna Pavlova in her signature role, The Dying Swan. Her feet were so severely arched, she had to invent her own reinforced shoe. It is rumored that she would retouch her photographs to make her pointe shoes look like those favorable of the era.