Mikhail Baryshnikov Ballerina

Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov (Russian: Михаи́л Никола́евич Бары́шников, Latvian: Mihails Barišņikovs) (born January 27, 1948), nicknamed "Misha", is a Russian American dancer, choreographer, and actor, often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf Nureyev as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history. After a promising start in the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad, he defected to Canada in 1974 for more opportunities in western dance. After freelancing with many companies, he joined the New York City Ballet as a principal dancer to learn George Balanchine's style of movement. He then danced with the American Ballet Theatre, where he later became artistic director. Baryshnikov has spearheaded many of his own artistic projects and has been associated in particular with promoting modern dance, premiering dozens of new works, including many of his own. His success as a dramatic actor on stage, cinema and television has helped him become probably the most widely recognized contemporary ballet dancer. In 1977, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe nomination for his work as "Yuri Kopeikine" in the film The Turning Point.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 27th, 1948
Nationality
Russia,United States of America
Ethnicity
Russians in the Baltic states
Places lived
Riga
pop. 699,203 (2012)
Latvia
pop. 2,013,385 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Education

1. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Educational Institution Campus

The Vaganova (pronounced vah-GAH-naw-vah) Academy of Russian Ballet is a school of classical ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Established in 1738 during the reign of Empress Anna, the academy was known as the Imperial Ballet School up until Soviet times, when, after a brief hiatus, the school was re-established as the Leningrad State Choreographic Institute. In 1957, the school was renamed in honor of the renowned pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova, who cultivated the method of classical ballet training that has been taught there since the late 1920s. Graduates of the school include some of the most famous ballet dancers, choreographers and teachers in history and many of the world's leading ballet schools have adopted elements of the Vaganova method into their own training.

Founded
1738
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama65.95
Romance37.4
Musical35.5
Documentary27.0
Music56.86

1. Place (2009)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
30.0
Eva Templeman

"Place" is a sensational dance film, especially created for world-famous dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov & Ana Laguna by an outstanding international team of artists.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Fleshquartet
Victor Davidson
Sweden

2. Great Pas de Deux (1997)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0

Awards

Top cast

3. The Glory of the Kirov (1995)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0

Awards

Top cast

4. Company Business (1991)

Action, Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0

Company Business is a 1991 spy film, written and directed by Nicholas Meyer and starring Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cold War
English
United States of America

5. The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)

Drama, Music, Mystery
played Cesar
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
4 Show list

The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez is a 1991 musical drama film written by Peter Sellars, Joan Cusack, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Gallagher, Ron Vawter and directed by Peter Sellars.

Awards

Top cast

Cathy
Senior Member
Fat Man Looking for a Tax Break
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dunya Ramicova
United States of America, Germany, France, United Kingdom

6. Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra (1989)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0

Awards

Top cast

7. Dancers (1987)

Comedy, Drama, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0

Dancers is a 1987 film directed by Herbert Ross and stars Mikhail Baryshnikov and Julie Kent. The story revolves around a ballet dancer who is planning to make a film version of the ballet Giselle, and how his romance with a young woman parallels the plotline of the ballet. The film received scathing reviews upon release.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ennio Guarnieri
English
United States of America

8. White Nights (1985)

Drama
played Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
125.0
12 Show list

White Nights is a 1985 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and choreographed by Twyla Tharp and stars Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren and Isabella Rossellini. It was shot in Finland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. The film is notable both for the dancing of Hines and Baryshnikov and for the Academy Award winning song "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie in 1986, as well as "Separate Lives" performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and written by Stephen Bishop. Taylor Hackford met his future wife, Oscar Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, during the filming of White Nights.

Awards

Top cast

Ambassador Larry Smith
Galina Ivanova
Colonel Chaiko
Chuck Malarek
Darya Greenwood
French Girlfriend
Raymond Greenwood
Dr. Asher
Anne Wyatt
Flight Engineer
Captain Kirigin
Charles
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cold War
White Nights
English, Russian
United States of America

9. American Ballet Theatre at the Met: Mixed Bill (1984)

Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

10. Carmen (1980)

Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
44.0
Pierre Badel
,

Carmen is a 1980 musical film directed by Pierre Badel.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
French
France

11. Carmen (1980)

Music, Romance
played Don José
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
44.0
Maurice Dumay
Dirk Sanders
2 Show list

Carmen is a 1980 romance and music television film based on the story by Roland Petit and Prosper Mérimée and directed by Dirk Sanders.

Awards

Top cast

Don José
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
André Bieth
France

12. The Turning Point (1977)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
119.0
1 Show list 7 Show list

The Turning Point is a 1977 drama film centered on the world of ballet in New York City, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. The film stars Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft, along with Leslie Browne, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Tom Skerritt. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The script is a fictionalized version of the real-life Brown family and the friendship between ballerinas Isabel Mirrow Brown and Nora Kaye.

Awards

1978 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Drama
1978 David di Donatello Special Award
1977 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1977 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
1977 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
1977 National Board of Review Award for Best Film
1977 National Board of Review Award for Best Actress

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ballet company
Ballet
French, English
United States of America

13. Baryshnikov Live at Wolf Trap (1976)

Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
50.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About
2009
Judy Kinberg
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
Documentary,History
2008 Him/Herself
Jessica Levin
Clare Lockhart
Barbara Leibovitz
Barbara Leibovitz
Barbara Leibovitz
That's Dancing!
Documentary,Musical
1985
World's Young Ballet: Mikhail Baryshnikov
1969

Starring TV roles

1. Sex and the City

Comedy, Romance
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Aleksandr Petrovsky
HBO
6
2003-09-14 2004-02-22 June 6th, 1998 February 22nd, 2004 7
James Remar
Mario Cantone
English

Regular TV appearances

1. Great Performances: Dance in America

Music
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Host
WNET

2. Great Performances

Biography, Drama, Music
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Him/Herself
PBS
Marion Caffey
November 4th, 1972 35 English

3. Baryshnikov on Broadway

Documentary, Music, Musical
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Him/Herself
American Broadcasting Company
April 24th, 1980 English

Guest TV appearances

Iconoclasts

Program genre

Documentary film

Official site

External resources

Iconoclasts is a Sundance Channel show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 November 2nd, 2006

The Kennedy Center Honors

Program genre

Special Interest
Award show

External resources

The Kennedy Center Honors is a TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 December 27th, 2000

Today

Program genre

News
Live action
Talk show

Official site

External resources

Today is a daily American morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and is the fifth-longest-running American television series. Originally a two-hour program on weekdays, it expanded to Sundays in 1987 and Saturdays in 1992. The weekday broadcast expanded to three hours in 2000, and to four hours in 2007.nToday's dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until the late 1980s, when it was overtaken by ABC's Good Morning America. Today retook the Nielsen ratings lead the week of December 11, 1995, and held onto that position for 852 consecutive weeks until the week of April 9, 2012, when it was beaten by Good Morning America yet again. In 2002, Today was ranked #17 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S54-E192 May 30th, 2007

Awards won

2000 National Medal of Arts

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

2000 Kennedy Center Honors

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Performing arts

1989 Outer Critics Circle Special Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Metamorphosis Award-Winning Work
Outer Critics Circle

1989 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Great Performances: Dance in America TV Program
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

1980 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety or Music Program

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Baryshnikov on Broadway Award-Winning Work
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Gary Smith
Herman Krawitz

1979 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Events

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Great Performances: Dance in America TV Program
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

1978 David di Donatello Special Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Turning Point Romance Film

Namesakes

1.Baryshnikov Arts Center

Theater
The Baryshnikov Arts Center is a foundation and arts complex opened by Mikhail Baryshnikov in 2005 at 450 West 37th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The top three floors of the complex are occupied by the Baryshnikov Arts Center, which provides space and production facilities for dance, music, theater, film, design and visual arts. The building also houses the Orchestra of St. Luke's DiMenna Center for Classical Music.
Located in Geolocation
New York City
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Wikipedia

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