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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 508,293 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Maya Plisetskaya is the 12th most popular dancer (down from 10th in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Russia (down from 180th 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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Among dancers, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 12 out of 76Before her are Vaslav Nijinsky, Pina Bausch, Marius Petipa, Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, and Maurice Béjart. After her are Marie Taglioni, Martha Graham, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jean-Georges Noverre, Michel Fokine, and George Balanchine.

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Among people born in 1925, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 29Before her are Rock Hudson, Giorgio Napolitano, Frantz Fanon, Angela Lansbury, Michel Piccoli, and Pierre Boulez. After her are Robert Edwards, Douglas Engelbart, Ananda Mahidol, Paul Mauriat, Nílton Santos, and Rod Steiger. Among people deceased in 2015, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 26Before her are Josef Masopust, Leonard Nimoy, Ulrich Beck, Richard von Weizsäcker, Otto Carius, and Kenan Evren. After her are Eduardo Galeano, Val Logsdon Fitch, Douglass North, Tariq Aziz, Manoel de Oliveira, and Wes Craven.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 186 out of 3,262Before her are Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Igor Tamm (1895), Ivan Bunin (1870), Alexander Rodchenko (1891), and Wladimir Köppen (1846). After her are Anastasia Romanovna (1530), Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Ivan Shishkin (1832), and Christian Goldbach (1690).

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), George Balanchine (1904), Galina Ulanova (1910), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Lev Ivanov (1834), Alexander Godunov (1949), Léonide Massine (1896), and Lydia Lopokova (1892).