Mikhail Baryshnikov Net Worth

Mikhail Baryshnikov Net Worth is
$45 Million

Mikhail Baryshnikov Biography

Baryshnikov includes a fourth kid (born in 1981) from a previous romantic relationship with celebrity Jessica Lange. Baryshnikov could earn this substantial quantity by being probably the most skilled ballet dancers of the prior hundred years. He was originally born in Jan 27, 1948 in Latvia, through the Soviet period, and learned ballet dance in USSR. Actually, his profession as a ballet dancer started in Kirov Ballet in Leningrad. Nevertheless, in 1974, Baryshnikov defected to Canada to discover more possibilities in Western dance organizations. This life-changing event allowed Baryshnikov to proceed freelancing with various businesses in Canada and in the U. Mikhail Baryshnikov net well worth: Mikhail Baryshnikov is usually a Russian dancer, choreographer and actor who includes a net well worth of $45 million dollars. until he found NY, where he became a member of the brand new York Ballet as its principal dancer. His function in NEW YORK opened new doorways for Baryshnikov, and he quickly gained the chance to dance in the American Ballet Theater. He caused the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) until 1978 after that went on to be the creative director for the ABT in the ’80s.S. Born January 27, 1948 in Riga, Latvia, Mikhail Baryshnikov started his ballet dancing profession in the Soviet Union, where he earned very much respect in the ’60s. He performed in the dance drama The Turning Stage (1977 – starring Anne Bancroft and Shirley MacLaine) and starred reverse actor and dancer Gregory Hines in the 1985 dance drama White colored Nights. Down the road, he spearheaded a lot of his own tasks, particularly those linked to modern dance. Beyond ballet, Baryshnikov explored various other aspects of the globe of film and performing. Baryshnikov defected from Russia in 1974 hoping of finding more possibility to exhibit himself creatively, as the Soviet Union at that time sensed stifling to him during those communistic moments. In 2004, Baryshnikov opened up the Baryshnikov Arts Middle in NEW YORK, citing the guts as “a gathering place for performers from all disciplines,” based on the center’s internet site. Between 2003 and 2004, Baryshnikov’s acting profession gained brand-new momentum when he was cast in the function of Sarah Jessica Parker’s onscreen persona Carrie Bradshaw’s love curiosity on the wildly well-known HBO series Sex and the town. Baryshnikov has three kids along with his wife Lisa Rinehart, a previous ABT ballerina.Russian born dancer and choreographer, Mikhail Baryshnikov includes a net worthy of of around $45 million.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameMikhail Baryshnikov
Net Worth$45 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 1948
Height1.68 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Ballet Dancer, Actor, Choreographer
EducationVaganova Academy of Russian Ballet
SpouseLisa Rinehart
ChildrenShura Baryshnikov, Anna Katerina Baryshnikov, Anna Baryshnikov, Sofia-Luisa Baryshnikova, Peter Andrew Baryshnikov
ParentsAlexandra Kiselyova, Nikolay Baryshnikov
PartnerJessica Lange
AwardsKennedy Center Honors, National Medal of Arts, David di Donatello Special Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Events, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program, Outer Critics Circle Special Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Latvian Theater Award for Actor of the Year, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Classical Music or Dance Programming, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Program - Performing Arts, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Latvian Theater Award for Audience Award for Best Actor
MoviesWhite Nights, The Turning Point, Dancers, The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre), Company Business, That's Dancing!, The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About, Great Pas de Deux, Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra, Baryshnikov Live at Wolf Trap, Place, World's Young Ballet: Mikhail Baryshnikov, American Ballet Theatre at the Met: Mixed Bill, The Glory of the Kirov, Carmen, Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me
TV ShowsSex and the City, Great Performances, Baryshnikov on Broadway, Great Performances: Dance in America

Interesting Facts

1 Is a fan of cigars.
2 Enjoys fishing.
3 He was Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre from 1980 to 1989, until they fired his right-hand man Charles France. Baryshnikov's successor was Kevin McKenzie.
4 Appearing in dramatic roles in a series of one-act plays by Samuel Beckett, at the New York Theater Workshop. [December 2007]
5 Taught by ballet instructor Bella Kovarsky when he was a child.
6 Owner of ballet troupe, "White Oak Dance Project".
7 Hobby is golf.
8 His and Jessica Lange's daughter is Aleksandra (born 1981).
9 He appeared in three of the ballet programs which were Emmy-nominated for "Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts" in the same year - "Giselle", "American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House", and "The Nutcracker". "Giselle" was the one that took home the Emmy, but "The Nutcracker" remains the one that has most often been shown and is consistently the most popular. The other two have not even been released on video or DVD, due to a royalties dispute about all "Live From Lincoln Center" programs.
10 He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2000 by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C.
11 His name in English means "Michael."
12 He had a romantic relationship with fellow Soviet defector and prima ballerina assoluta Natasha Makarova. She was eight years his senior. She ended it because of this fact and when she needed him back as a sympathetic shoulder to cry on, Baryshnikov was already involved with another young ballerina named Gelsey Kirkland.
13 Daughter Shura (Aleksandra) Baryshnikov, whose mother is Jessica Lange, graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont, the same college that Chris Noth attended in the 70s. [2003]
14 When he met Jessica Lange, he spoke little English. Fortunately for him, Lange spoke French, which he could speak fluently.
15 Was nominated for Broadway's 1989 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "Metamorphosis."
16 Frequently attended legendary New York disco Studio 54.
17 Was romantically involved with legendary ballerinas Natalia Makarova and Gelsey Kirkland.
18 Was artistic director with ABT and even ran his own class outside of ABT - Mikhail Baryshnikov's School of Classic Ballet.
19 Danced with the Kirov Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet.
20 Has his own clothing line: "Baryshnikov", plus his own perfume brand: "Misha".
21 Children by Lisa Rinehart: Peter Andrew (born 1989), Anna Katerina (born May 22nd 1992) and Sofia-Luisa (born May 24th 1994).
22 Mikhail was a 2000 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Honors.
23 Following his defection in Canada, the first ballet troupe that he performed with was the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
24 Father of four children. He lives with girlfriend Lisa Rinehart.
25 Ballet dancer turned actor


1 [on the difficulty of acting in front of the camera, encountered while working on _White Nights (1985)_, and the help he received from acting coach Sandra Seacat, whom he'd met earlier through Jessica Lange, from 12/6/85 Washington Post profile] One of the main things was she helped me relax in front of the camera. The best acting I did on the set was in the improvisations before the takes - that gave me real satisfaction. But keeping the level when the camera was going, that was completely something else. Technicians placing the camera, the director behind you, your throat is dry, and you're trying to forget everything, all distractions, and ask yourself what is this scene really about - that's when the hard work starts.
2 [on being directed by Dmitry Krymov in a play, 2011] I myself didn't agree with many of his choices. But I am not entitled to raise my objections. It's the same with a choreographer. If you commit, you should be a good foot soldier. This is not the place to be a general.
3 Oh, that's nonsense. Sex symbol? A cup of tea will do it. Sex is overrated. Absolutely. Forget about it. A good golf game, a nice conversation with friends, will do better. - On what it is like to be an international sex symbol.
4 That somebody has the vision to put a few steps together and make a dance out of it, there is already a certain power implanted. My job is much easier - it's just to put a light in it. - The Daily Telegraph, 09/02/2004
5 I think I got disappointed over the years about New York, about the States. You know, sometimes you go and visit Europe and see good old socialism in its good part! You see public concern about art, and young people's participation and young faces in the audience. Then you arrive in the States and it is $150 to go to an opera. Ridiculous. We have so much young talent on the streets, but because everything is commercial they finally drift away from their dream of their life. - The Daily Telegraph, 09/02/2004
6 Dancers are made, not born.
7 No matter what I try to do or explore, my Kirov training, my expertise, and my background call me to return to dancing after all, because that's my real vocation, and I have to serve it.
8 No one is born a dancer. You have to want it more than anything.
9 [on the late Fred Astaire] "No dancer can watch him and not know that all the rest of us should be in a different business. Astaire is remote. It's as if he were in an incubator, breathing his own air. His perfection is like crystal: you can see through it. It's hopeless to try and imitate him."
10 The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
11 I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.
12 There comes a moment in a young artist's life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.
13 I am not the first straight dancer, nor the last.


All Mikhail Baryshnikov pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in Classical Music/Dance Programming Great Performances: Dance in America (1976)
1987 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety or Music Program Baryshnikov on Broadway (1980) Herman Krawitz (executive producer)

Gary Smith (producer)

Dwight Hemion (producer)
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement - Special Events Baryshnikov at the White House (1979)
1978 Special David David di Donatello Awards The Turning Point (1977)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Great Performances: Dance in America (1976)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Great Performances (1971)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) Rhoda Grauer (executive producer)

Don Mischer (producer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Baryshnikov in Hollywood (1982) Herman Krawitz (executive producer)

Don Mischer (producer)
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Turning Point (1977)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture The Turning Point (1977)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Special Classification of Outstanding Individual Achievement The Nutcracker (1977)



Doll & Em 2015 TV Series Mikhail
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 The Minister Sorokin (uncredited)
Place 2009 TV Movie Dancer
Sex and the City 2003-2004 TV Series Aleksandr Petrovsky
Company Business 1991 Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez 1991 Cesar
Dancers 1987 Tony
White Nights 1985 Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding), a Ballet in Three Acts 1984 TV Movie Basilio
Carmen 1980/I TV Movie Don José
The Nutcracker 1977/I TV Movie Nutcracker Prince
The Turning Point 1977 Yuri
Live from Lincoln Center 1977 TV Series Count Albrecht
Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap 1976 TV Movie Franz in 'Coppelia' / Le Spectre de la Rose / Basilio in 'Don Quixote' / ...
Fiesta 1971 TV Movie Pedro Romero
Gorod i pesnya 1968 Dancer


Stories from My Childhood 1981-1998 TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes


Don Quixote (Kitri's Wedding), a Ballet in Three Acts 1984 TV Movie artistic director: American Ballet Theatre / choreographer after Marius Petipa / director: stage production
The Nutcracker 1977/I TV Movie choreographer / production: ballet
Breakfast with the Arts 1997 TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Dancers 1987 staging: ballet sequences
White Nights 1985 additional choreographer


Sex and the City 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Turning Point 1977 performer: "Dom chrustalniy" - uncredited


The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez 1991


Day Zero 2007 very special thanks


¡Atención obras! 2016 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Charlie Rose 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
West Side Story: A Place for Us - West Side Story's Legacy 2011 Documentary short Himself
West Side Story: Pow! The Dances of West Side Story 2011 Documentary short
American Masters 1996-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Imagine 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
PBS NewsHour 2007 TV Series Himself Nutcracker Prince ...
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
Iconoclasts 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Rehearsing a Dream 2006 Documentary short Himself
Sex and the City: A Farewell 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself / Aleksandr Petrovsky
Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Great Performances 1987-2003 TV Series Himself
Betty Oliphant: A Life in Dance 2001 Documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2000 TV Special documentary Himself - Honoree
Mark Morris Dance Group: A Dance Center in Brooklyn 1998 Short Himself
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey 1997 TV Special Himself
Babilée '91 1992 Documentary Himself - Dancer (as Mikhail Baryshinikov)
Ken Adam - Production Designer 1990 Himself
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival 1989 TV Movie Himself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Presidential Inaugural Gala 1989 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon 1988 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
All Star Gala at Ford's Theatre 1987 TV Movie Himself
Great Performances: Dance in America 1979-1987 TV Series Himself
The Gershwin Gala 1987 TV Movie Himself
Vancouver: Focus on Expo 86 1986 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1985 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly 1985 TV Special documentary Himself
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala 1985 TV Special Himself
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary Himself - Host
American Ballet Theatre at the Met 1984 TV Special Himself
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1983 TV Special documentary Himself
Happy Birthday, Bob! 1983 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston 1983 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Baryshnikov: The Dancer and the Dance 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
Baryshnikov in Hollywood 1982 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra 1982 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1981 TV Special documentary Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1981 TV Series Himself
Live from Lincoln Center 1978-1981 TV Series Himself - 'The Sleeping Beauty, Act III' / Himself - 'Theme and Variations'
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1980 TV Special Himself
Baryshnikov on Broadway 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Magic of Dance 1979 TV Series documentary Himself
Bob Hope on the Road to China 1979 TV Movie Himself
Baryshnikov at the White House 1979 TV Movie Himself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
Arena 1975 TV Series documentary Himself
Music on 2 1970 TV Series Himself - Dancer

Archive Footage

Mao's Last Dancer 2009 Himself (uncredited)
Live from Lincoln Center 2006 TV Series Himself
Bourne to Dance 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Life and Times 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Breakfast with the Arts 1997 TV Series Nutcracker Prince
¡Qué noche la de aquel año! 1987 TV Series Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *