Sex and the City: Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

as Aleksandr Petrovsky

  • Time magazine named him "the greatest living dancer"
  • Has pursued his passion for dancing for over 40 years in a range of dance disciplines
  • A native of Riga, Baryshnikov began studying ballet at age nine

  • Entered the school of the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad as a teenager and graduated to principal dancer in 1969
  • At age 26, he settled in New York City as a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre
  • In 1979, Baryshnikov moved to New York City Ballet to work with master choreographer, George Balanchine

  • Baryshnikov has danced more than 100 different works in his illustrious career

  • From 1990-2002, Baryshnikov was director and dancer with White Oak Dance Project

  • Baryshnikov Dance Foundation is currently producing and touring his solo dance program, "Solos with Piano or not..."

  • Among his most recent awards are the Kennedy Center Honors, The National Medal of Honor, Commonwealth Award, and The Chubb Fellowship.


Company Business (1991) .... Pyiotr Ivanovich Grushenko
Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, The (1991) .... Cesar
Dancers (1987) .... Tony
White Nights (1985) .... Nikolai (Kolya) Rodchenko
American Ballet Theater at the Met, The (1984) (TV)
Don Quixote (1984) (TV) .... Basilio
Walt Disney: One Man's Dream (1981) (TV)
Turning Point, The (1977) .... Yuri Kopeikine
Nutcracker, The (1977) (TV) .... Nutcracker/Prince

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