nureyev nureyev  /nə ˈraɪ əv/


  • (n) Russian dancer who was often the partner of Dame Margot Fonteyn and who defected to the United States in 1961 (born in 1938)


  1. A Giant Leap to the Russian Stage for American Ballet Dancer Hallberg

    Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JEFFREY BROWN: It was with this leap in 2011 that David Hallberg made history in Moscow. Russians like Nureyev and Baryshnikov have famously come West to dance in the U.S., but as the prince in "Sleeping Beauty," Hallberg became the first American principal dancer of the Bolshoi, the world's largest ballet, with more than 200 dancers, an institution that's ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  2. Dancer

    Much of the attention surrounding Colum McCann's extraordinary new novel "Dancer" has focused on its exploration of famed dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central


  • "Nureyev brought a new life, a new chapter, just at the point where she was having to slow down," says Anne-Marie. "She was beginning to find herself being overtaken by the younger ballerinas and in comes this Russian tornado who makes her 25...
    on Nov 24, 2009 By: Anne-Marie Duff Source:

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