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Gelsey Kirkland

Innocent-looking, girlish and pretty, this diminutive and emotional legendary ballerina has had more drama in her real-life than there ever was onstage. While she was called by Mikhail Baryshnikov, himself, "the best of her generation", she was probably more famous for her raging cocaine addiction and off-stage behavior. Daughter of playwright Jack... See full bio »

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Known For

The Nutcracker
(1977)
Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap
Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap Swanhilda in 'Coppelia' / Kitri in 'Don Quixote Pas de Deux'
(1976)
Gala of Stars 1981
(1981)
L.A. Law
L.A. Law Erica Hastings
(1994)

Filmography

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 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Erica Hastings
- McKenzie, Brackman, Barnum & Bailey (1994) ... Erica Hastings
 1977/I The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Clara
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 1981 Gala of Stars 1981 (TV Movie)
Herself
 1978 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Herself / 'Theme and Variations'
- American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House (1978) ... Herself / 'Theme and Variations'
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 2007 PBS NewsHour (TV Series)
Clara in 'The Nutcracker'
- Episode dated 17 July 2007 (2007) ... Clara in 'The Nutcracker'
 1997 Breakfast with the Arts (TV Series)
Clara
- The Nutcracker (1997) ... Clara
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1971: Principal dancer (cr) in Concerto for Two Solo Pianos (R. Tanner), New York City Ballet, New York See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:


Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(When going to Russia to see Baryshnikov dance): "I made a snap judgement: He was the greatest male dancer on the face of the earth." See more »

Trivia:

With Kevin McKenzie, she is co-choreographing the upcoming American Ballet Theatre production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty", in which she will appear in the role of the evil fairy, "Carabosse". See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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