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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

Valentino
Valentino Rudolph Valentino
(1977)
Don Quixote
Don Quixote Miscellaneous Crew
(1973)
Romeo and Juliet
(1966)
Nijinsky: Unfinished Project
(1970)

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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)
- Nureyev's 'Nutcracker'/Dream Come True (1968) ... (choreographer: ballet)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the ballet, "Swan Lake," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Antoinette Sibley, Derek Rencher, David Ashmole, David Drew, Wayne Eagling, Leslie Edwards, Wayne Sleep, and Lesley Collier 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:

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Trivia:

Was actually a closeted homosexual at a time when it was considered immoral and even illegal. His repression of his true nature forced him to keep his relationships shrouded in secrecy and made him a very hostile and angry man. He remained closeted all the way to his death. See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

Rudi

Star Sign:

Pisces

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