Many people now know him in his second incarnation as Carrie’s boyfriend. But Mikhail Baryshnikov’s talents are far more monumental than playing a guy who makes obscure light installations.
Born in Russia in 1948, Baryshnikov is still considered one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers. Defecting to Canada in ’74 in the hopes of finding more opportunity and artistic freedom, he eventually found himself in New York as the principle dancer of the New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theater.
A dancer, choreographer and Oscar nominated actor; Mikhail is one of a kind. And not too hard on the eyes….
top photo by Arthur Elgort