She was born into poverty to an unmarried working-class mother in St Petersburg, was a sickly child, and was initially regarded as too tall and thin to become a ballerina. Despite these disadvantages, however, she rose to become a prima ballerina with the Imperial Russian Ballet and Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. She later formed her own dance company with which she toured the world. This filmed biography of Pavlova is a rare example of an Anglo-Soviet co-production.
Although she was too young to compete as a senior at the World Championships inshe was allowed to participate in the Goodwill Gameswhere she earned a silver medal on the balance beam.
In Pavlova won the junior women's nationals, which was her biggest accomplishment of her career so far.
Instill too young to compete internationally as a senior, Pavlova won the Russian National Championships and picked up four medals, including team, vault and all-around gold, at the Junior European Championships.
Pavlova herself did not earn an individual medal; she had qualified for the individual all-around and floor finals, but mistakes prevented her from placing among the top three.
She fell from the uneven barswhich she was a favorite to win, and didn't qualify for the all-around. Later that year, Pavlova claimed the Russian national title and made the Russian Olympic team.
At the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, Pavlova produced arguably her best performance to date. The Russian team fought their way back onto the medal podium, finishing third behind Romania and the United States.
In the individual all-around, she placed fourth and missed the bronze medal by a fraction, 0. Still, Pavlova came back to win an individual bronze medal on the vault during the event finals, narrowly missing silver, whilst a mistake in beam finals cost her a Anna pavlova and she finished fourth behind Anna pavlova Alexandra Georgiana Eremia.
Her floor music at the Olympics was "Winter" by Bond. She also competed in the World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, where she qualified to the all-around final, as well as the vault and beam apparatus finals.
The following year, Pavlova competed at the World Championshipswhere she won a bronze medal with the Russian team. She once again qualified to the all-around, vault and beam finals. On August 10,in the preliminary round, she performed her floor routine to "Exodus" by Maksim.
She qualified fifth for the all-around final and also made the finals on vault, beam and floor. In the team finalRussia finished fourth, letting Romania slip by to get bronze. In the vault finalPavlova scored 0 on her second vault because she started before the green light was lit.
In the floor finalshe was still unsettled from the vault competition and did not perform well. Two days later, she finished fourth in the balance beam final0.
Surgery was required to reattach the ligaments. Pavlova told a Russian sports website, "I hope, of course, that I'll be able to return to gymnastics, but I don't have full confidence in that yet. She participated in the All Russia Dinamo competition and won gold on the uneven bars and bronze on the balance beam.
After having competed at several local competitions, her first big meet was scheduled to be the Voronin Memorial that took place just days after the loss of her father. As a result, she had to withdraw.
Although she didn't compete full-difficulty routines, she placed a respectable 10th in the individual all-around, she won the gold medal with her team, the Central Federal District, and she posted the highest score on vault to qualify for the event final, where she finished 5th.
Later that year, she competed in the Voronin Cup, finishing 5th in the all-around. Later that day, she finished 3rd again on beam, despite a near-fall on her 2.
Nationality change[ edit ] "The decision to move to another team appeared quite recently. She explained that she had always been interested in international competition, and Russian gymnastics did not give her the opportunities she wanted.
Some have speculated that this was because the Russian selectors had not forgiven her for her miscue at the Olympics, which resulted in a score of zero. It is also possible that politics may have come into it.
Pavlova stated that "her vocal opposition to the political decisions" may have gone against her. She qualified second into the vault finals behind Giulia Steingruber with a score of In the vault finals, she scored a This was her first medal at a major international meet since and the first medal she won competing for Azerbaijan.
This was also Azerbaijan's first ever medal at the European Gymnastics Championships. Retirement[ edit ] On December 15,it was announced that Pavlova would retire from elite gymnastics.Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova was one of the most famous and influential ballerinas of all time.
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Updated October 17, Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, brought a more traditional feel to classical ballet. She is remembered. Anna Pavlova: Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina, the most-celebrated dancer of her time.
Pavlova studied at the Imperial School of Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre from , joined the Imperial Ballet in , and became a prima ballerina in In she went to Paris on the historic tour of the Ballets.
Anna Pavlova () was in her time—and is perhaps even now—the most famous dancer in the world. From her early classical training at St.
Petersburg's Imperial Ballet School, Pavlova carried on incessant, globe-covering tours, everywhere making new audiences for the ballet.
Anna Pavlova. Anna Pavlova (St Petersburg, 12 February – The Hague, Netherlands, 23 January ) was a Russian, and later English, ballerina of the early 20th century..
She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev.. Pavlova is most recognised for dancing the rôle.