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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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Baryshnikov on Broadway
That's Dancing!
That's Dancing! Himself - Host
White Nights
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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' / ...
 1971 Fiesta (TV Movie)
Pedro Romero
 1968 Gorod i pesnya
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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 »

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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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I think I got disappointed over the years about New York, about the States. You know, sometimes you go and visit Europe and see good old socialism in its good part! You see public concern about art, and young people's participation and young faces in the audience. Then you arrive in the States and it is $150 to go to an opera. Ridiculous. We have so much young talent on the streets, but because ... See more »


Danced with the Kirov Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet. See more »



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