Russian Artist : Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov

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Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov was born in January 28 , 1948 in Riga , Latvia. Baryshnikov is known as one of the greatest dancers of our time and amazing as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non balletomanes. After having career with the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad, he came to the West New York City in 1974, settling as principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre . In 1979 he joined New York City Ballet and he was appointed artistic director of ABT where he introduced a new generation of dancers and choreographers. Baryshnikov explore other professional opportunities and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his acting in the dance world drama The Turning Point in 1977. While he spent a lot of…show more content…
Mikhail Baryshnikov early teens, he lost his mother to suicide. He felt so much pressure and depress that he choose to start studying ballet. Mikhail mother was a big fan of ballet , and the boy quickly made up for lost time. In 1964 , he joined the leading international ballet school . In 1967 , he entered the world most famous classical ballet company also known as “ The Kirov “ now known as the “ Mariinsky”. In reality, the ten years spent in his homeland were the most frustrating of his life, as the artist in him chafed against the rigidness of the Soviet state. His Russian parents , Baryshnikov ostensibly began his life in exile. His mother, who introduced him to ballet at the age of 9, committed suicide when he was 12, causing him to fall back completely on himself to develop the singular focus of the committed dancer. The purity of his ballet technique, his talent , the virtuosity of his split leaps and cyclonic pirouettes that did not compromise it and the fullness of his ambition combined to make Baryshnikov the preeminent dancer in the 20th Century. His appearances in movies and his high-profile romances heightened his allure and turned him into the first electronic-media ballet star, his fame surpassing that of the groundbreaking Rudolph Nureyev, who had preceded him. Dance had made him get fit and actually try to achieve his dream. At age 12 , he would find dance as his entertainment , sport, fun

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