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Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993)


He was an ethnic Tatar. He was educated at the Leningrad Ballet School and starred with Kirov Ballet. His first film was a USSR short Le Corsaire (1958). While performing in Paris in 1961 he defected to the West. He then performed internationally, becoming an Austrian citizen in 1982. The English/French documentary I Am a Dancer (1972), directed by... See full bio »

Died:

(age 54) in Paris, France

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Valentino Rudolph Valentino
(1977)
Don Quixote Miscellaneous Crew
(1973)
(1966)
(1970)

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 2014 Schwanensee (TV Movie) (choreographer - as Rudolf Nurejew)
 2008 Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker) (choreographer)
 2003 Don Quichotte (Video) (choreographer - as Rudolf Noureev)
 2001 Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (Documentary) (choreographer: ballet "Le Lac des Cygnes" - as Rudolf Noureev)
 2000 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (choreographer - as Rudolf Noureev) / (director: Paris Opera production - as Rudolf Noureev)
 1994 La Bayadère (TV Special) (choreographer: original)
 1988 The Nutcracker (Video) (choreographer)
 1982 Romeo & Juliet (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1982 Swan Lake (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1973 Don Quixote (choreographer)
 1970 The Invincible Six (choreographer)
 1968 The Nutcracker (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1968 Release (TV Series documentary) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Nureyev's 'Nutcracker'/Dream Come True (1968) ... (choreographer: ballet)
 1966 Schwanensee (choreographer)
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Other Works:

He choreographed and produced the ballet, "The Nutcracker and the Rat King," in the Royal Swedish Ballet company production at the Royal Swedish Opera House in Stockholm, Sweden. E.T.A. Hoffman was writer. Tchaikovsky was composer. Nicholas Georgiadis was scenery and costume designer. Lev Ivanov was writer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rudolf Noureev | Rudolf Nurejew

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

The only critic is a full house. See more »

Trivia:

He inspired American ballerinas Cynthia Gregory and Gelsey Kirkland to take up ballet professionally after they both saw him dance, and eventually went onto partner with them. See more »

Trademark:

His partnership with Margot Fonteyn See more »

Nickname:

Rudi

Star Sign:

Pisces

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