Mikhail Bary

Quick Facts

Full NameMikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov
Birth DateJanuary 28, 1948
Birth PlaceRiga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
CitizenshipSoviet Union (1948–1986), United States (1986–present), Latvia (2017–present)
OccupationsDancer, Choreographer, Actor
Years Active1968–present
SpouseLisa Rinehart (m. 2006)
PartnerJessica Lange (1976–82)
Children4 (including Shura and Anna)
Net WorthApproximately $45 million
Early CareerStarted with Kirov Ballet in Leningrad
DefectionDefected to Canada in 1974
American Ballet TheatrePrincipal dancer and later artistic director
New York City BalletPrincipal dancer for one season
Major FilmsThe Turning Point (1977), White Nights (1985)
TV RoleRecurring role in Sex and the City
Notable AwardsAcademy Award nomination (1977), Golden Globe nomination (1977)
ParentsAlexandra Kiselyova (mother), Nikolay Baryshnikov (father)
Mother’s InfluenceIntroduced him to theatre, opera, and ballet
Mother’s DeathDied by suicide when Mikhail was 12 years old
LanguagesRussian, English, Latvian
Artistic ProjectsPromoted modern dance and premiered dozens of new works
Naturalized CitizenUnited States (1986)
Latvian CitizenshipGranted in 2017 for extraordinary merit

Mikhail Bary Movies & Shows

TitleRelease Year
White Nights1985
The Turning Point1977
Sex and the City1998 – 2004
El Cascanueces1977
Company Business1991
Baryshnikov on BroadwaySince 1980
Studio 542018
Baryshnikov: The Dancer and the Dance1983
That’s Dancing!1985
Baryshnikov in Hollywood(Release year not provided)
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens(Release year not provided)
Mao’s Last Dancer2009
Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About2009
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit2014
Great PerformancesSince 1972
Doll & Em2014 – 2015
Twyla Moves(Release year not provided)
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez1991
Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra1989
Great Performances: Dance in America(Release year not provided)
Ken Adam – Production Designer(Release year not provided)
Baryshnikov Live at Wolf Trap1976
Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story2021
Baryshnikov’s Gaîté Parisienne(Release year not provided)
Bourne to Dance(Release year not provided)
Fiesta(Release year not provided)
Baryshnikov at the White HouseSince 1979
World’s Young Ballet: Mikhail Baryshnikov1969
Babilée 911992
The Male Dancer(Release year not provided)
Les Sylphides(Release year not provided)
Rehearsing a Dream2006
American Ballet Theatre at the Met: Mixed Bill1984
Prázdniny v Rusku(Release year not provided)
717(Release year not provided)
Leukes Nychtes(Release year not provided)
Twyla Tharp’s Scrapbook(Release year not provided)
Gorod i pesnya(Release year not provided)
Vancouver: Focus on Expo 86(Release year not provided)
Barbra Streisand: Emotion(Release year not provided)
Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Icon(Release year not provided)
The Nicholas Brothers: We Sing and We Dance(Release year not provided)
Great Pas de Deux1997
The American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra(Release year not provided)
Les Danseurs(Release year not provided)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing ArtsSince 1983
The Glory of the Kirov1995

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