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Mikhail Baryshnikov Biography - Age, Net worth, Height, Eye Color

Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov (born January 27, 1948) is a Soviet-born Russian American dancer, choreographer, and actor, often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf Nureyev as one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century. After a promising start in the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad, he defected to Canada in 1974 for more opportunities in western dance. After freelancing with many companies, he joined the New York City Ballet as a principal dancer to learn George Balanchine's style of movement. He then moved to New York to dance with the American Ballet Theatre, where he later became artistic director. Baryshnikov has spearheaded many of his own artistic projects and has been associated in particular with promoting modern dance, premiering dozens of new works, including many of his own. His success as a dramatic actor on stage, cinema and television has helped him become probably the most widely recognized contemporary ballet dancer. In 1977, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe nomination for his work as "Yuri Kopeikine" in the film The Turning Point.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's Age:
Jan 28, 1948
Place of Birth:
In Riga, Latvia
Mikhail Baryshnikov's Height:
Eye Color:
Mikhail Baryshnikov's Eye color is Unspecified
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Net Worth:
Mikhail Baryshnikov's Net Worth is Uncalculated
Movie/TV Starred In:
First Appeared:
In the series - Today - 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Series Doll & Em 2014-02-18

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Best Known For Roles In
Poster of Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance
Poster of Dancers
Poster of Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding), A Ballet In Three Acts
Poster of Carmen
Filmography Featured In
Series Doll & Em Mikhail 2014-02-18
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Himself 2007-01-03
Movie Rehearsing a Dream 2006-08-25
Series Iconoclasts Unknown 2005-11-17
Movie Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance Himself 2001-12-16
Movie AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1999-12-04
Movie Company Business Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko 1991-09-06
Movie The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez 1991-12-04
Movie Dancers Tony 1987-10-09
Movie White Nights Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko 1985-11-22
Movie That's Dancing! Himself - Host 1985-01-01
Movie Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding), A Ballet In Three Acts Basilio 1984-03-05
Movie Carmen Don José 1980-01-01
Movie Baryshnikov on Broadway 1980-04-24
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie The Nutcracker Toy Nutcracker 1977-01-01
Movie The Turning Point Yuri Kopeikine 1977-11-14
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14