Rudolf Nureyev in 1973 by Allan Warren
|Born||Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev
17 March 1938
near Irkutsk, Siberia, USSR
|Died||January 6, 1993 (aged 54)
|Cause of death||AIDS|
|Alma mater||Kirov Ballet School|
|Occupation||Ballet dancer, choreographer|
(1961–1986, his death)
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. He was one of the most celebrated dancers of the 20th century. In 1961 he defected to the West, despite KGB efforts to prevent him. For many years he partnered Dame Margot Fonteyn. He was gay. He and his partner, Erik Bruhn, died of AIDS.
- Bridcut, John (17 September 2007). "The KGB's long war against Rudolf Nureyev". London: The Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/3667963/The-KGBs-long-war-against-Rudolf-Nureyev.html. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- Gay Nureyev