Anna Pavlova(1881 – 1931)
 was the first great ballerina of the Russian school of classical ballet and the first worldwide star. Born in St. Petersburg, she studied at the Imperial Ballet School, making her debut in 1899. She became Mariinsky Theatre’s prima ballerina in 1906 and the following year made her first tour abroad. In 1908, Pavlova danced briefly with Diaghilev’s itinerant Ballets Russes. In 1911, she moved to London, where she lived the rest of her life.