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 Soviet Latvian-born Russian-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 5,406,414 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Mikhail Baryshnikov is the 17th most popular dancer (down from 15th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Latvia (down from 8th 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 17 out of 75Before him are Margot Fonteyn, Martha Graham, Marie Taglioni, Bobby Farrell, Jean-Georges Noverre, and Michel Fokine. After him are Galina Ulanova, George Balanchine, Mary Wigman, Alicia Alonso, Tamara Karsavina, and Serge Lifar.

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Among people born in 1948, Mikhail Baryshnikov ranks 42Before him are Radomir Antić, John Carpenter, Tony Iommi, Klaus Meine, Ian McEwan, and Grace Jones. After him are Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carl Weathers, Rory Gallagher, Lluís Llach, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, and Powers Boothe.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Mikhail Baryshnikov ranks 12 out of 242Before him are Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761), Jānis Lūsis (1939), Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), and Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937). After him are Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717), Jacob Kettler (1610), Aron Nimzowitsch (1886), Vera Mukhina (1889), Peter von Biron (1724), and Gidon Kremer (1947).

Among DANCERS In Latvia

Among dancers born in Latvia, Mikhail Baryshnikov ranks 1