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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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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:

1969: Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker (Balanchine), New York City Ballet, New York See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Personal Quote:

(Advice to young dancers): "To work slowly, move against the tide. Listen and look behind the surfaces of things. Look back in history. Look forward to hope and look beyond the mirror." 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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