--Pavlova was a premature birth and as a child was often ill,
suffering from measles, diphtheria and scarlet fever. Despite
her frail physical weaknesses, Pavlova as a child was accepted
into the Imperial
School of Balletin 1891, and proved to be an exceptional student, (she
graduated there.) Enrico
Cecchetti was Pavlova's main teacher.
--She first appeared on the Stage of the Maryinsky Theater,
became a prima Ballerina in 1906, toured Stockholm, to Berlin
in 1907 and made, her American debut in January of 1910
with Mordkin at the MET.In 1913, Pavlova left Russia, dancing with her own company,
never to return. She did more for
the American Ballet than any other one person, for
millions of people at the time, Pavlova was the only time
they ever heard the name
--She danced in every part of the world and in one of her
visits to the USA, she traveled over twenty six thousand
miles, performing each day in each town for six months.
Her performing schedule was so hectic that she went through
a dozen pairs of toe shoes each week. Pavlova toured for
over twenty years.
--Mr. Newman says: "Pavlova is thought to have married
Victor d' Andre, but, this may have just been a rumor, however
they were romantically engaged for a while and he did ask
her to marry him at one time, but was reported to me that
she rebuked him" (Leo
--She also danced many folk
dancesof the time and tried to create social
ballroom dances incuding the Pavlova
Gavottein 1913 and the New Pavlova Gavotte in 1915
which was named after her which she danced with Ivan Clustine.
Pavlova and Max Rabinoff created and danced the Czarina
Waltz as a social dance.