Thursday, February 25, 2016

Rudolf Nureyev

Upon Googling for famous Russians, the stellar hat worn by Rudolf Nuruyev caught my attention:

Nureyev, one of the most famous male ballet dancers, fell in love with dancing after watching an opera as a young child. His family fled from Moscow to Ufa, Bashkir during the the USSR occupation. He started dancing at the age of 15 and at 17 was admitted into the Leningrad Ballet School. He toured throughout Russia and Europe, but rejected an offer to become director of the Royal Ballet in England. Later in life, however, he did become ballet director of the Paris Opera.

In short, this guy can dance.

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