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Aleksandr Godunov

ballet dancer

Aleksandr Godunov, USSR Ballet dancer.


Godunov, Aleksandr was born in 1948 in the island of Sakhalin, north of Japan.


Ex-Bolshoi ballet star. Raised in the Latvian capital of Riga. Won a Gold Medal in 1973 at the Moscow International Ballet Competition.

A star of the Bolshoi after that. First visited America in the late 1960s. Defected on his second visit in 1979.

Lives with the British actress Jacqueline Bisset in Los Angeles. Has performed all over the world. First film, Witness, 1985.