The Pavlova Project is a delightful visual journey of prima ballerina Anna Pavlova—one of the most influential women of the 20th century.

Artist Peggy Turchette has magically brought Anna Pavlova back to life by re-creating in one-quarter scale over 75 of her costumes and fashions of the time. These historically accurate outfits provide a vibrant visual biography (1881-1931) of this extraordinary personality and her impact around the world.

The artist’s ultimate goal is to find a permanent public space for the entire collection—a place where visitors can see how one remarkable woman forged a path for anyone who dares challenge society’s conventions and follows their own dreams.

This project was funded in part by a generous grant from The Boedecker Foundation Path to Excellence. Additional funding provided by Boulder County Arts Alliance through the BCAA Endowment Grant Program.