Mikhail Baryshnikov (b. 1948) is considered one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, dazzling audiences with his astounding physical and technical skills, and his emotional expressiveness. Rising to stardom in classical ballet, Baryshnikov has pursued his passion for dance for over 50 years in a range of dance disciplines. He continues to achieve at the highest level of artistic excellence in a range of disciplines––from theatre, television, film and photography. A native of Riga, Latvia, Baryshnikov began studying ballet at the age of 11. In 1974, he left the Soviet Union for the West in search of greater personal and creative freedom, settling in New York City. Over the years, he danced in more than 160 works. As an actor, Baryshnikov has performed widely on stage as well as in television and film, his roles earning numerous awards and nominations. Mikhail Baryshnikov has been honoured with some of the most significant awards in arts and culture around the world. In 2010, he was named an Officer of the French Legion of Honour, and in 2017 he received Japan’s prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award in Theatre/Film. In 2022 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award from the Royal Academy of Dance.
"Considered one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, a legend of world dance, an artist who has enjoyed great success in film, theatre, television and photography, Mikhail Baryshnikov is awarded a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for his incredible artistic and technical qualities that bewildered the entire world!"
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