Rudolf Nureyev

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Full NameRudolf Khametovich Nureyev
Date of Birth17 March 1938
Place of BirthNear Irkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (on a Trans-Siberian train)
Date of Death6 January 1993
Age at Death54 years
Place of DeathLevallois-Perret, France
Cause of DeathAIDS-related complications
Resting PlaceSainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Cemetery, Paris, France
CitizenshipSoviet Union (until 1961), Stateless (1961–1982), Austria (from 1982)
Alma MaterKirov Ballet School
OccupationsDancer, Choreographer, Ballet Director
Years Active1958–1992
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
PartnersErik Bruhn (1961–1986), Robert Tracy (1978–1993)
Early CareerBegan with the Kirov Ballet (Mariinsky Ballet), which defected to the West in 1961
Notable RolesDancer with The Royal Ballet, Director of Paris Opera Ballet (1983–1989), Chief Choreographer of Paris Opera Ballet
Famous WorksInterpretations of Swan Lake, Giselle, La Bayadère
Ethnic HeritageTatar and Bashkir
Family BackgroundOnly son with three older sisters, raised in a Tatar Muslim family
Quotes on Heritage“Our Tatar blood flows somehow faster and is always ready to boil.”
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Rudolf Nureyev Net Worth

Rudolf Nureyev’s net worth is approximately $7.9 million.

Rudolf Nureyev Movies

Movie TitleRelease Year
The White Crow2018
Don Quixote1973
The Margot Fonteyn Story1989
Romeo and Juliet1966
Fonteyn and Nureyev: The Perfect Partnership1985
I am a Dancer1972
The Nutcracker(Release year not provided)
Nijinsky(Release year not provided)
Rudolf Nureyev: Rebellious Demon2013
Opéra national de Paris: Romeo and Juliet(Release year not provided)
Prokofiev: Cinderella2008
Be Water2020
I am Divine2013
Paris: Luminous Years2010
That’s Dancing!1985

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