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Legend Spotlight: Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova, a dancer at the turn of the 19th century, popularized ballet throughout the United States and is credited with creating the modern pointe shoe. Born in St. Petersburg in 1881, Pavlova decided she wanted to be a ballerina after seeing a production of The Sleeping Beauty.  She studied with the Imperial Theatre School in St. Petersburg under […]

 

Legend Spotlight: Martha Graham

Martha Graham is recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.  Her vision was not limited to dance; her art touched countless dancers, audiences, and lovers of creative movement. Born May 11, 1894, in Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh), Graham did not begin dancing until her teens.  In 1911, she attended the first dance performance of her life, […]