Mikhail Baryshnikov

Events

Born in Riga

Approx. 1948

Started Ballet when he was 12

Approx. 1960

Won the Varna International Competition when he was 16 in school

1964

Joined the Kirov Ballet and made his debut as Count Allbert in Giselle

Approx. 1967

Choreographers created Vestris for him and wond the Moscow International Competition

Approx. 1969

Defected in Canada

Approx. 1974

Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

1974 - 1978

Movie Turning Point and was nominated for an Oscar

1977

Principal of New York City Ballet

1978 - 1979

Returned to American Ballet Theatre as artistic director

1980 - 1990

Movie White Nights

1987

White Oak Dance Project as artistic director

1990 - 2002

Cast as Alexander Petrovsky in Sex and the City

2003

Launched the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NY

2004

Tour with Hell's Kitchen Dance

2006

Tour in Europe with Ana Laguna

Approx. 2009