Life After Defection

Baryshnikov danced with ABT for four years then left to join New York City Ballet. In 1980 he came back to ABT as the artistic director and as a principal dancer. He worked with many new choreographers such as Jerome Robbins, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, and Twyla Tharp. He starred in several films such as White Nights, and The Turning Point, which he earned an Oscar nomination for. He co-founded the White Oak Project with Mark Morris in 1980, this company focused on modern dance. He even guest starred on the popular television show Sex and the City.






Baryshnikov's Defection from Russia

Political Asylum in Canada

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