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Famed Russian-born male dancer Rudolf Nureyev was a soloist for the Kirov Ballet and a choreographer for the Paris Opera Ballet.
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Rudolf Nureyev was born on March 17, 1938, in Irkutsk, Russia. Nureyev became a soloist for the Kirov Ballet at the age of 20. In 1961, when his life offstage made him the subject of scrutiny with Russian authorities, he sought political asylum in Paris then toured with the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas. In the 1970s he broke into film. He died of AIDS on January 06, 1993, in Paris, France.
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