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Mikhail Baryshnikov (Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov)

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Biography

Riga, Latvia, USSR [now Latvia]
Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance.

Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was accepted by the Leningrad Choreographic School, the associate school of the Kirov Ballet. One of his instructors there was Alexander Pushkin, who had taught Rudolf Nureyev - who defected in Paris and was already making a name for himself in America. Read more...

Actor

Character: The Minister Sorokin

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014

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Character: Himself

Mao's Last Dancer 2009

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Character: Dancer

Place 2009

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Character: Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko

Company Business 1991

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Character: Tony

Dancers 1987

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Character: Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko

White Nights 1985

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Character: Himself

Liberty Weekend 1986

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Character: Count Albrecht

Live from Lincoln Center 1976

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Character: Himself

Arena 1975

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play

The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1989

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Choreography

The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself - Host

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin 0

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Writing