Anna Pavlova is a legendary ballerina. Originally from the Imperial Russian Ballet, she performed to great acclaim in Europe for various impresarios at the beginning of the 20th century including Sergei Diaghalev creator of the famous Ballets Russes. Anna Pavlova formed her own dance company in 1912 and based herself in London at Ivy House, Hampstead This book celebrates the centenary of Anna Pavlova's residency at Ivy House, Hampstead, which became her home base from 1912 until her death in 1931. The book presents a lively outline of her career, focusing on her contribution to the ballet scene in Britain.
Jane Pritchard is a dance historian. She is curator of dance at the V&A and cocurator of the exhibition "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929." Caroline Hamilton is a freelance costume and dance historian with a passion for early 20thcentury ballet.