World famous dancer in ballet and modern dance who has performed in well-regarded troupes like The Metropolitan Opera and the American Ballet Theatre.
He started training as a dancer when he was 13 years old at the New York High School of Performing Arts.
He has taught ballet around the world in schools like The Beijing Dance Academy in China and the International Ballet Seminar in Copenhagen.
He married Danish ballet dancer Toni Lander in 1966, and the couple had three sons.
Russian Mikhail Baryshnikov is also a ballet dancer of considerable repute.