Maya Plisetskaya

1925 - 2015

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Maya Mikhailovna Plisetskaya (Russian: Майя Михайловна Плисецкая; 20 November 1925 – 2 May 2015) was a Soviet and Russian ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress. In post-Soviet times, she held both Lithuanian and Spanish citizenship. She danced during the Soviet era at the Bolshoi Theatre under the directorships of Leonid Lavrovsky, then of Yury Grigorovich; later she moved into direct confrontation with him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maya Plisetskaya has received more than 589,229 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Maya Plisetskaya is the 14th most popular dancer (down from 12th in 2019), the 220th most popular biography from Russia (down from 185th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Dancer.

Maya Plisetskaya is most famous for her ballet performances. She was a Russian prima ballerina and choreographer.

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Maya Plisetskaya has had the most page views in the with 388,960 views, followed by English (58,137), and Spanish (25,180). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Sicilian (88.36%), Persian (66.33%), and Alemannic (58.65%)


Among dancers, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 14 out of 116Before her are Bobby Farrell, Marius Petipa, Marie Taglioni, Maurice Béjart, Margot Fonteyn, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. After her are Jean-Georges Noverre, Martha Graham, Michel Fokine, Tamara Karsavina, Galina Ulanova, and George Balanchine.

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Among people born in 1925, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 43Before her are Oona O'Neill, Pierre Boulez, Bert Hellinger, Gerald Durrell, George Kennedy, and Sam Peckinpah. After her are Zvi Zamir, Robert Edwards, Robert Altman, Ieng Sary, Andrea Camilleri, and Luciano Berio. Among people deceased in 2015, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 33Before her are Otto Carius, Kenan Evren, Irwin Rose, Charles H. Townes, Zito, and Eduardo Galeano. After her are Manoel de Oliveira, Oliver Sacks, Douglass North, Boris Nemtsov, Yoichiro Nambu, and Alcides Ghiggia.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 220 out of 3,761Before her are Gennady Zyuganov (1944), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), and Gustav Bauer (1870). After her are Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (1857), Alexander Oparin (1894), Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia (1827), Nikolay Basov (1922), Vasily I of Moscow (1371), and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883).

Among DANCERS In Russia

Among dancers born in Russia, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 3Before her are Rudolf Nureyev (1938), and Anna Pavlova (1881). After her are Michel Fokine (1880), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Galina Ulanova (1910), George Balanchine (1904), Alexander Godunov (1949), Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Lev Ivanov (1834), Léonide Massine (1896), and Vladimir Vasiliev (1940).