Michel Fokine, a composer of many brilliant ballets was of large interest to Pavlova. Pavlova saw Fokine as a ballet-master of genius and a great Russian of lofty ideals (Deandré 30)
1907/1908 Fokine created "The Dying Swan" composed for Anna Pavlova
Pavlova approached Fokine requesting that he stage something for her to perform at a big charity performance in St Petersburg. "The Dying Swan" was created on that account and forever remains one with Pavlova forever.
Pavlova kept swans in her lake at her home in London in order to study their movement before "The Dying Swan" was composed for her.