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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Minister Sorokin (uncredited)
 2009 Place (TV Movie)
Dancer
 1991 Company Business
Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
 1987 Dancers
Tony
 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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He performed in the ballet, "Swan Lake," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in London, England with Merle Park, David Adams, Ronald Emblen, Vergie Derman, Marguerite Porter, Leslie Edwards, Lesley Collier, Rosemary Taylor, David Ashmole, Wayne Eagling, Jennifer Jackson, and Wayne Sleep in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mikhail Baryshinikov

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the late Fred Astaire] "No dancer can watch him and not know that all the rest of us should be in a different business. Astaire is remote. It's as if he were in an incubator, breathing his own air. His perfection is like crystal: you can see through it. It's hopeless to try and imitate him." See more »

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His name in English means "Michael." See more »

Nickname:

Misha

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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