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Career

Baryshnikov Arts Center
2005–present
Artistic Director New York, New York, USA / Creative home for local and international artists to develop and present work; since its founding, the Center has hosted numerous artists and productions from the USA and abroad
TELEVISION
20032004
a recurring role as Aleksandr Petrovsky Sex and the City
1997
produced television series Stories from My Childhood (also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood)
1989
Emmy award winning television special with the American Ballet Theatre Dance in America: Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine
1987
choreography for Public Broadcasting System special Celebrating Gershwin
1985
television special choreographed by Twyla Tharp Baryshnikov by Tharp
1985
television special A Salute to Gene Kelly
1984
worked as Television Artistic Director for this PBS television special Dance in America: Baryshnikov by Tharp with the American Ballet Theatre
1982
television special with Dom DeLuise, Shirley MacLaine, Bernadette Peters, Charles Nelon Reilly, Orson Welles and Gene Wilder Baryshnikov in Hollywood
1982
artistic director of PBS television special The Magic of Dance
1981
television special with The American Film Institute A Salute to Fred Astaire
1980
Emmy award-winning television special in which performed numbers from Broadway musicals; with Nell Carter and Liza Minnelli Baryshnikov on Broadway
1979
Emmy award-winning television special Baryshnikov at the White House
Kirov Ballet Company
19691974
Principal Dancer Leningrad, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (now St. Petersburg, Russia)
White Oak Dance Project
19902002
Director, Dancer and Co-Founder with choreographer Mark Morris New York, New York, USA /  White Oak was born of Baryshnikov’s desire “to be a driving force in the production of art,” and, indeed, it expanded the repertoire and visibility of American modern dance
FEATURE FILMS
1992
acted in the role of Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko (with Gene Hackman) Company Business / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer & Pathé Entertainment
1991
played the role of Cesar (with Joan Cusack, Peter Gallagher and Werner Klemperer) The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
1987
performs in the role of Anton "Tony" Sergeyev Dancers (also known as Giselle) / Golan-Globus & Cannon
1985
a narrator as well as a performer in archival footage from Le Corsaire That's Dancing! / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer & United Artists
1985
played the role of Nikolai "Kolya" Rodchenko (with Gregory Hines, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, and Isabella Rossellini) and additional choreography White Nights / Columbia Pictures
1977
Performs in the role of Yuri Kopeikine (with Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine and Tom Skerritt), and choreographed the "Aurora's Wedding" and "Le Corsaire" segments The Turning Point / Twentieth Century-Fox
American Ballet Theatre
19801990
Artistic Director New York, New York, USA
19791980
Director Designee New York, New York, USA
STAGE CHOREOGRAPHY - AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
1983
Stage Choreographer in collaboration with Peter Anastos Cinderella / Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, USA
Stage Choreographer Swan Lake (Première) / Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, California, USA
1981
Stage Choreographer Acts II and III divertissements, Raymonda, Petipa Gala / New York, New York, USA
1981
Stage Choreographer  Giselle / New York, New York, USA
1981
Stage Choreographer ACT III, The Sleeping Beauty / New York, New York, USA
1978
Stage Choreographer and danced the role  of Basilio and Gelsey Kirkland as Kitri Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding) / New York, New York, USA
1976
Stage Choreographer and danced the role  of the Prince and Gelsey Kirkland as Clara The Nutcracker / Washington, District of Columbia, USA
New York City Ballet
19781979
Principal Dancer New York, New York, USA
American Ballet Theatre
19741978
Principal Dancer  New York, New York, USA

Accomplishments of note

2012
In Paris: Dmitry Krymov Laboratory Lincoln Center Festival Plays former White Russian General, Nikolai Platonovich
2005
Artistic Director Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) Creative home for local and international artists to develop and present work. Since its founding, the Center has hosted numerous artists and productions from the United States and abroad.    
Television - Guest appearance Sex and the City, 2003-2004
2004
Broadway Play Performer Forbidden Christmas (or the Doctor and the Patient) Role - Chito
2001
Film Appearance Le mystere Babilee
1997
Television Work - Series - Producer Stories from My Childhood (also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood)
1997
Television Work - Series - Host Stories from My Childhood (also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood)
1992
Film Appearance Russian Holiday (also known as Russian Roulette--Video--1994)
1992
Principal Dancer - Duo concertante 1992 New York City Ballet, New York, USA
1992
Film Appearance Company Business - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Pathé Entertainment Role - "Pyiotr Grushenkon"
1992
Principal Dancer - Three Preludes New York City Ballet, New York, New York, USA
1991
Film Appearance The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Role - "Cesar"
1990
Co-founder White Oak Dance Project with Co-founded with choreographer Mark Morris  White Oak was born of Baryshnikov’s desire “to be a driving force in the production of art,” and, indeed, it expanded the repertoire and visibility of American modern dance. 
1989
Television Special Dance in America: Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine with American Ballet Theatre  Emmy Award 1989
1989
Broadway Play Performer Metamorphosis with Produced by Lars Schmidt and Roger L. Stevens Role - Gregor
1989
Principal Dancer - Wonderland Theatre de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium with Mark Morris
1988
Stage Choreographer - Swan Lake American Ballet Theatre, Orange County, New York, USA
1988
Principal Dancer - Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes American Ballet Theatre, New York, New York
1987
Film Choreographer "Giselle" segments, Dancers (also known as Giselle)
1987
Film Appearance Dancers (also known as Giselle), Golan-Globus/Cannon Role - "Anton "Tony" Sergeyev"
1987
Writings - Nonfiction The Swan Prince with Peter Anastos Bantam
1987
Television Choreographer - PBS Celebrating Gershwin
1986
Principal Dancer - The Mollino Room American Ballet Theatre, Washington, DC, USA
1986
Principal Dancer - Murder American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA
1985
Television Special Baryshnikov by Tharp with Choreographed by Twyla Tharp
1985
Television Special A Salute to Gene Kelly
1985
Film Choreographer Additional choreography, White Nights
1985
Film Appearance That's Dancing! - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, Los Angeles, California, USA Narrator
1985
Principal Dancer - A Month in the Country Royal Ballet, London, England
1985
 Film Appearance White Nights - Columbia Pictures, Los Angeles, California, USA Role - "Nikolai "Kolya" Rodchenko"
1984
Principal Dancer - Sinatra Suite American Ballet Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, USA
1984
Television Artistic Director - PBS Dance in America: Baryshnikov by Tharp with the American Ballet Theatre
1983
 Stage Choreographer - Cinderella American Ballet Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, USA with Peter Anastos
1982
Television Special Baryshnikov in Hollywood with Dom DeLuise, Shirley MacLaine, Bernadette Peters, Charles Nelon Reilly, Orson Welles and Gene Wilder
1982
Television Work - Series The Magic of Dance
1981
Stage Choreographer - ACT III, The Sleeping Beauty American Ballet Theatre, New York, New York, USA
1981
Stage Choreographer - Giselle American Ballet Theatre, New York, USA
1981
Television Special A Salute to Fred Astaire (The American Film Institute Salute to Fred Astaire)
1981
Stage Choreographer - Acts II and III divertissements, Raymonda, Petipa Gala American Ballet Theatre, New York, New York, USA
1980
Principal Dancer - Rhapsody Royal Ballet, London, England
1980
Television Special (performed numbers from Broadway musicals) Baryshnikov on Broadway with Nell Carter and Liza Minnelli  Emmy Award 1980
1980
Writings - Nonfiction Baryshnikov in Color Edited by France, Abrams (New York)
1980
 Film Appearance When I Think of Russia - Mystic Fire Video / New York, New York, USA with "Voice" appearance Documentary, Interview
1979
Television Special Baryshnikov at the White House Emmy Award 1979
1978
Stage Choreographer - Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding) American Ballet Theatre, New York, New York, USA with Gelsey Kirkland as Kitri Basilio
1977
Television Choreographer - CBS The Nutcracker
1977
Film Appearance The Turning Point - Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles, California, USA Role "Yuri"
1977
Film Choreographer "Aurora's Wedding" and "Le corsaire" segments, The Turning Point
1976
Performer - Special Ballet, Original, Broadway Push Comes to Shove Produced by American Ballet Theatre
1976
Stage Choreographer -The Nutcracker American Ballet Theatre - Washington, DC, USA with Gelsey Kirkland as little Clara  Principal dancer, the Prince     
1976
Writings - Nonfiction Baryshnikov at Work: Mikhail Baryshnikov Discusses His Roles with Charles Engell France Knopf (New York)
1975
Performer - Special Ballet, Original, Broadway Awakening Produced by American Ballet Theatre
1974
Title role - The Prodigal Son Baryshnikov Choreographic Evening Leningrad
1970
Title Role - Hamlet Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia
1967
Principal Dancer - Eternal Spring Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia

Professional honors and awards

2000
2000 Kennedy Center Honors The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2000
National Medal of Arts United States President William Clinton Created by the United States Congress. Honorees are selected by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
1989
Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Individual Performance in Classical Music/Dance Programming
1989
Outer-Circle Drama Critics Special Award - Winner (Metamorphosis) Outer-Circle Drama Critics Special Award
1989
Drama Desk Award - Nominated (Metamorphosis) The Drama Desk Outstanding Actor in a Play
1989
Tony Award - Nominated (Metamorphosis) The American Theatre Wing Actor in a Play
1989
Theatre World Special Award - Winner (Metamorphosis) Theatre World Special Award
1987
Hasty Pudding Award Hasty Pudding Theatricals
1986
Ellis Island Medal of Honor National Ethnic Coalition of Organization
1978
Dance Magazine Award Dance Magazine
1977
Golden Globe Nomination for his work as "Yuri Kopeikine" The Turning Point. Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1977
Academy Award Nomination for his work as "Yuri Kopeikine" in "The Turning Point" Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1973
Status of Honoured Artist Russian Soviet Socialist Republic
1969
Gold Medal International Ballet Competition, Moscow, Russia Title role, Vestris 
1969
Nijinsky Prize International Ballet Competition, Paris Academy
1966
Gold Medal International Ballet Competition, Varna, Bulgaria Junior Division

Community

Nationality
Became a naturalized American citizen on July 3rd, 1986 (at birth: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
Hobbies
Fishing

Education

Primary school
Ballet School of Riga
Riga, Republic of Latvia
Academy
Vaganova Ballet Academy Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russian Federation 19631966
Native language
Russian
Other languages
Russian and English

Honorary Degrees

2008
Montclair State University Montclair, New Jersey Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.)
2007
Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University Winchester, Virginia
2006
New York University New York, New York Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)
1985
Columbia University New York, New York, USA Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
1979
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, USA Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
January 27, 1948
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Riga, Latvia USSR (now the Republic of Latvia)
Marital status
Married

Marriage

2006–present
Lisa Rinehart 3 children Peter Andrew Baryshnikov (1989) Anna Katerina Baryshnikov (1992) Sofia-Luisa Baryshnikov (1994)

Partnership

19761982
Jessica Lange 1 child Aleksandra Shura Baryshnikov (1981)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
2

Parents

Father
Nicholai Baryshnikov
Mother
Alexandra (Kisselov) Baryshnikov

Ancestry

Russian-American