Rudolf Nureyev

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Birthday
17, 1938
Birthplace
Irkutsk, Russia
Death Date
Dec 6, 1993 (55)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1938
Birthplace
Irkutsk, Russia
Death Date
Dec 6, 1993 (55)

About

Ballet and modern dance superstar who defected from the U.S.S.R. in 1961. He performed with The Royal Ballet and The Paris Opera Ballet and served as director and chief choreographer of the latter company.

Before Fame

In his youth, he trained at the Kirov Ballet School and the Leningrad Choreographic School.

Trivia

He was frequently partnered with French Prima Ballerina Yvette Chauvire.

Family Life

He had romantic relationships with both men and women and was the longtime partner of fellow dancer Erik Bruhn. Tragically, Nureyev died of AIDS in the early 1990s.

Associated With

He and ballerina Margot Fonteyn became longstanding dance partners.