I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Pavlova-Anna1Anna Pavlovna Pavlova (February 12, 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries.

Anna was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.