Definition of Baryshnikov, Mikhail in English:

Baryshnikov, Mikhail

proper noun

  • (born 1948), US ballet dancer, born in Latvia of Russian parents; full name Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov. In 1974 he defected to the West while touring with the Kirov Ballet. He served as the American Ballet Theater's artistic director 1980–9.

Pronunciation

Baryshnikov, Mikhail

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