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 474,784 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Maya Plisetskaya is the 10th most popular dancer (up from 12th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from Russia (up from 193rd 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 10 out of 75Before her are Anna Pavlova, Josephine Baker, Pina Bausch, Vaslav Nijinsky, Marius Petipa, and Maurice Béjart. After her are Margot Fonteyn, Martha Graham, Marie Taglioni, Bobby Farrell, Jean-Georges Noverre, and Michel Fokine.

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Among people born in 1925, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 36Before her are Robert Edwards, Simon van der Meer, Ernst Happel, Wong Fei-hung, Nílton Santos, and Frantz Fanon. After her are Rod Steiger, Paul Mauriat, Peter Brook, Robert Altman, Robert Venturi, and Oona O'Neill. Among people deceased in 2015, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 20Before her are Süleyman Demirel, Helmut Schmidt, Lemmy, Leonard Nimoy, Josef Masopust, and Kim Young-sam. After her are Kenan Evren, Ulrich Beck, Otto Carius, Richard von Weizsäcker, Oliver Sacks, and Laura Antonelli.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Maya Plisetskaya ranks 180 out of 2,688Before her are Käthe Kollwitz (1867), Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Vladimir Propp (1895), and Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944). After her are Alexander Friedmann (1888), Nikolai Bulganin (1895), Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882), Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), and Sabina Spielrein (1885).

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), Galina Ulanova (1910), George Balanchine (1904), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Léonide Massine (1896), Alexander Godunov (1949), Lev Ivanov (1834), and Vladimir Vasiliev (1940).