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Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov (Russian: Михаил Николаевич Барышников, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil bɐ'rɨʂnʲɪkəf]; Latvian: Mihails Barišņikovs; born January 28, 1948) is a Latvian and American dancer, choreographer, and actor. He was the preeminent male classical dancer of the 1970s and 1980s. He subsequently became a noted dance director.Born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Baryshnikov had a promising start in the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad before defecting to Canada in 1974 for more opportunities in Western dance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Baryshnikov has received more than 6,563,947 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Mikhail Baryshnikov is the 15th most popular dancer (up from 17th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Latvia (up from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Latvian Dancer.

Mikhail Baryshnikov is a Russian dancer and choreographer. He is most famous for his work with the New York City Ballet and for his role in the film The Turning Point.

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Among dancers, Mikhail Baryshnikov ranks 15 out of 76Before him are Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, Maurice Béjart, Maya Plisetskaya, Marie Taglioni, and Martha Graham. After him are Jean-Georges Noverre, Michel Fokine, George Balanchine, Galina Ulanova, Alicia Alonso, and Tamara Karsavina.

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Among people born in 1948, Mikhail Baryshnikov ranks 38Before him are Robert Plant, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, John Bonham, Thierry Mugler, and Alice Cooper. After him are Maurizio Gucci, Jean-Pierre Adams, John Carpenter, Giorgio Parisi, Jerzy Kukuczka, and Tony Iommi.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Mikhail Baryshnikov ranks 8 out of 284Before him are Wilhelm Ostwald (1853), Mark Rothko (1903), Mikhail Tal (1936), Isaiah Berlin (1909), Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761), and Nicolai Hartmann (1882). After him are Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), Aron Nimzowitsch (1886), Gidon Kremer (1947), and Jacob Kettler (1610).

Among DANCERS In Latvia

Among dancers born in Latvia, Mikhail Baryshnikov ranks 1