“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” - Mikhail Baryshnikov
From Latvia to Canada to the United States, this boy has always had his ballet! Back in 1974, Mikhail (Misha) joined the American Ballet Theatre here in the US and has been featured in many of their productions; most notably his role in Newsweek. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance The Turning Point (1977). In the meantime, he has spent much of his other time choreographing dances and was the Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre.