Especially Anna Pavlova.What I find so amazing, so inspiring about the art of ballet is the contrasting components. The way a ballerina moves is so graceful, so poised and elegant. Yet, in order to move as they do, they must be incredibly strong. At the same time, a good ballerina can be as delicate as a baby daisy and suddenly propel into a powerful storm of a different kind of grace. A grace that is defined as a warrior-like quality. There's nothing quite like a good ballerina.
Here's some footage of Anna Pavlova performing 'Dying Swan' :