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Baryshnikov, Mikhail

Syllabification: Ba·rysh·ni·kov, Mikhail
Pronunciation: /bəˈriSHnəˌkôf, -ˌkôv
 
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Definition of Baryshnikov, Mikhail in English:

( 1948-), US 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. He served as the American Ballet Theater’s artistic director 1980–89.

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