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Baryshnikov, Mikhail Line breaks: Mi|khail Ba¦rysh|ni¦kov
Pronunciation: /bəˈriːʃnɪˌkɒf/

Definition of Baryshnikov, Mikhail in English:

(B.1948), American ballet dancer, born in Latvia of Russian parents; full name Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov. In 1974 he defected to the West while touring with the Kirov Ballet.

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