Currently alive, at 70 years of age.
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1948 – Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov was born 28th of January in Riga, Latvia.
1963 – He applied to the famous Vaganova Ballet Academy.
1966 – Joined Leningrad’s Kirov Ballet.
– Won the very prestigious gold medal at the Varna, Bulgaria and International ballet competition.
– He became the youngest dancer to receive the State Award for Merit of the U.S.S.R.
1969 – Created roles in Vestris in which he portrayed Auguste Vestris.
1971 – Baryshnikov made the Creation of the World.
1974-1979 – He was principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), where he partnered with Gelsey
1990-2002 – Baryshnikov was artistic director of the White Oak Dance Project, a touring company he co-
founded with Mark Morris.
2000 – Baryshnikov was a recipient of Kennedy Center Honors.
He is actively involved in the establishment of the Baryshnikov Arts Center in a new performing arts complex in New York City.