I'm currently reading a wonderful biography of Irina Baronova - Irina: Life, Love and Dance. Irina and her family escaped from the Russian Revolution and fled to Romania, where at the age of 7 she was introduced to ballet.
I am fascinated with the parallels of her earlier life, with that of my husband's grandmother who also fleed Russia at an early age. And my goodness, how gorgeous was Irina! She moved to Australia - Byron Bay in fact - in 2000, and sadly we lost her last year.