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Mikhail Baryshnikov

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 ... See full bio »
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 2015 Doll & Em (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Mikhail
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Minister Sorokin (uncredited)
 2009 Place (TV Movie)
 1991 Company Business
Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
 1987 Dancers
 1985 White Nights
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
 1980/I Carmen (TV Movie)
Don José
 1977/I The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Nutcracker / Prince
 1976 Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap (TV Movie)
Franz in 'Coppelia' / Le Spectre de la Rose / Basilio in 'Don Quixote' / ...
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Other Works:

2005: Opened the Baryshnikov Arts Center in support of experimental artists from dance, music, theater, film, design and visual arts. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mikhail Baryshinikov


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself. See more »


He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2000 by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »



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