Definition of Baryshnikov, Mikhail in English:

Baryshnikov, Mikhail

Pronunciation /-ˌkôv//bəˈriSHnəˌkôf/

proper noun

  • (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 1980–89.


Baryshnikov, Mikhail