from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Nureyev, Rudolf Hametovich 1938-1993. Russian-born ballet dancer and choreographer. Noted for his athletic grace, stage presence, and partnership with Margot Fonteyn, he was the most celebrated male dancer of his day.

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


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