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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)

Filmography

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 2014 Schwanensee (TV Movie) (choreographer - as Rudolf Nurejew)
 2008 Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker) (choreographer)
 2003 Don Quichotte (Video) (choreographer - as Rudolf Noureev)
 2001 Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (Documentary) (choreographer: ballet "Le Lac des Cygnes" - as Rudolf Noureev)
 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)
 1988 The Nutcracker (Video) (choreographer)
 1982 Romeo e Giulietta (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1982 Swan Lake (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1973 Don Quixote (choreographer)
 1970 The Invincible Six (choreographer)
 1968 The Nutcracker (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1968 Release (TV Series documentary) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Nureyev's 'Nutcracker'/Dream Come True (1968) ... (choreographer: ballet)
 1966 Schwanensee (choreographer)
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Other Works:

He performed in the ballet, "Homage of Diaghilev: 'La Boutique Fantasque,' 'Le Spectre De La Rose,' 'L'Apres Midi-D'Un Faun,' and 'Petrouchka," in a Ballet Theatre Francais De Nancy/Nureyev Festival production at the London Coliseum in London, England with Noriko Kubota, Alexandra Wells, Aliocha Gorki, Ioan Bosioc, Dominique ... 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:

The main thing is dancing, and before it withers away from my body, I will keep dancing till the last moment, the last drop. See more »

Trivia:

He started dancing with Dame Margot Fonteyn when she was almost twice his age. Despite this, he only died two years after her. See more »

Trademark:

His partnership with Margot Fonteyn See more »

Nickname:

Rudi

Star Sign:

Pisces

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