the Romanovs. from left - 3rd Grand Duchess Maria ("Mashka"), Empress Alexandra (Alix, "Sunny"), Tsarvitch Alexis (Alexei, "Little One"), 2nd Grand Duchess Tatiana ("the Duchess"), 1st Grand Duchess Olga, Tsar Nicholas II ("Nicky"), & 4th Grand Duchess Anastasia ("shvibzik," meaning "imp")
Anna Pavlova (1881 –1931) Regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Later she toured the world with her own company. Here she wears a Russian costume.
Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova. b. Ligovo, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Russian prima ballerina, late 19th + early 20th centuries. 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 (Photo c. 1912)