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Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993)


He was an ethnic Tatar. He was educated at the Leningrad Ballet School and starred with Kirov Ballet. His first film was a USSR short Le Corsaire (1958). While performing in Paris in 1961 he defected to the West. He then performed internationally, becoming an Austrian citizen in 1982. The English/French documentary I Am a Dancer (1972), directed by... See full bio »

Died:

(age 54) in Paris, France

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Known For

I Am a Dancer
I Am a Dancer Himself (James / Dancer / Armand / The Prince)
(1972)
The Dance Goes On
The Dance Goes On Himself - Narrator
(1980)
Une vie de ballets
(2011)

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 2014 Schwanensee (TV Movie) (choreographer - as Rudolf Nurejew)
 2000 La belle au bois dormant (TV Movie) (choreographer - as Rudolf Noureev) / (director: Paris Opera production - as Rudolf Noureev)
 1994 La Bayadère (TV Movie) (choreographer: original)
 1982 Romeo e Giulietta (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1982 Swan Lake (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1968 The Nutcracker (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1968 Release (TV Series documentary) (choreographer - 1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the ballet, "Giselle," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Leslie Edwards, David Drew, and Jennifer Penney in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rudolf Noureev | Rudolf Nurejew

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't care if Margot is a Dame of the British Empire or older than myself. For me she represents eternal youth; there is an absolute musical quality in her beautiful body and phrasing. Because we are sincere and gifted, an intense abstract love is born between us every time we dance together. See more »

Trivia:

Initially, the producers of The Muppet Show (1976) had such difficulty casting guest stars that they had to call upon all their personal friends in the entertainment industry for help. This changed dramatically after Nureyev's guest appearance. The publicity of a renowned ballet dancer appearing on such a bizarre show created such positive publicity that the show became popular and soon ... See more »

Nickname:

Rudi

Star Sign:

Pisces

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