Mikhail Baryshnikov


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Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance. Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was accepted by the Leningrad Choreographic School, the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1977)
The Nutcracker Nutcracker / Prince
(1977)
Company Business Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
(1991)
White Nights Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
(1985)

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 2015 Doll & Em (TV Series)
Mikhail
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Mikhail
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Minister Sorokin (uncredited)
 2009 Place (TV Movie)
Dancer
 2003-2004 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Aleksandr Petrovsky
- An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
- An American Girl in Paris: Part Une (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
- Splat! (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
- The Cold War (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
- Out of the Frying Pan (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
 1991 Company Business
Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
 1987 Dancers
Tony
 1985 White Nights
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
 1981 Carmen (TV Movie)
Don José
 1977/I The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Nutcracker / Prince
 1977 The Turning Point
Yuri
 1977 Live From Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Count Albrecht
- American Ballet Theatre: Giselle (1977) ... Count Albrecht
 1971 Fiesta (TV Movie)
Pedro Romero
 1968 Gorod i pesnya
Dancer
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Other Works:

He performed in the ballet, "Swan Lake," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in London, England with Merle Park, David Adams, Ronald Emblen, Vergie Derman, Marguerite Porter, Leslie Edwards, Lesley Collier, Rosemary Taylor, David Ashmole, Wayne Eagling, Jennifer Jackson, and Wayne Sleep in the cast. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mikhail Baryshinikov

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the late Fred Astaire] "No dancer can watch him and not know that all the rest of us should be in a different business. Astaire is remote. It's as if he were in an incubator, breathing his own air. His perfection is like crystal: you can see through it. It's hopeless to try and imitate him." See more »

Trivia:

Taught by ballet instructor Bella Kovarsky when he was a child, Baryshnikov danced with the Kirov Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and the New York City Ballet. He later served as artistic director with ABT from 1980-89 (his successor was Kevin McKenzie), then ran his own academy, the Baryshnikov School of Classic Ballet. He also founded the White Oak Dance Project ballet troupe. He has ... See more »

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Nickname:

Misha

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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