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date: 16 October 2019

Nureyev, Rudolf (b on a train journey between Lake Baikal and Irkutsk in Siberia, 17 Mar. 1938; d Paris, 6 Jan. 1993) 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance
Author(s):

Debra Craine,

Judith Mackrell

Russian dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. One of the true superstars of 20th-century dance, with a fame so international that many of those who knew nothing about dance had heard his name. His early training was in folk dance and ballet in Ufa; he began studying at the Leningrad Ballet School (the Kirov school) when he was 17. There he trained under A. Pushkin for the next three years. He joined the Kirov Ballet as a soloist in ... ...

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