Shura Baryshnikov is one of America’s most talented dancers. Having started dancing at a young age, her talent has helped her accomplish the success she enjoys today. She is also a self-made woman who has managed to impress the world with her incredible talent which did not come effortlessly but through hard work and her willingness to succeed. Despite her parents’ fame, she has worked tirelessly to accomplish a lot for herself so she does not have to depend on them or be known for their accomplishments but instead, to be known for hers.
Shura Baryshnikov – Biography
She was born as Aleksandra Lange “Shura” Baryshnikov to American actress Jessica Lange and Soviet-born Russian and American dancer/actor Mikhail Baryshnikov in Stillwater, Minnesota, United States, in 1981. Shura Baryshnikov is an American dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, artist, and educator. As a young girl with famous parents, she had the choices of following in the footsteps of her parents or trying to discover something of her own interest.
In her younger years, she witnessed dance moves and styles from her father’s work and theatrical displays from her mother’s work, visiting many filming locations and seeing different actors. But despite hanging out more often with her mother, Baryshnikov chose to follow in the footsteps of her father by choosing a career in dancing. Shura Baryshnikov started training in ballet, but by high school, her passion for dancing dimed and she started having a desire for other things most especially sports.
She participated in sporting activities such as track events, field hockey, and horse riding. After she graduated from high school, she enrolled at Marlboro College in Vermont, where she earned her bachelor degree from. It was after college that she regained her desire for dancing & decided to build her career therin.
Since her training and debut, the dancer and choreographer has taught in different schools. Right now, she teaches dance at Moses Brown school. At Brown University, she teaches dance, movement, and contact improvisation. Shura has also taught dance in other tertiary institutions like MIT, Rhode Island College, Connecticut College, Salve Regina College, and Dean College.
Sometimes Baryshnikov works as a freelance dancer, she has performed in works by Heidi Henderson and Betsy Miller. She has also worked as a consultant for The Wilburg Theatre Group, Elemental Theatre Collective and Trinity Repertory Company. Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson are founders of the Doppelganger Dance Collective.
Shura Baryshnikov has five siblings, all of whom are her half-siblings. Her parents were never legally married despite being together for six years. During the time Baryshnikov was conceived, her mother was still married to Paco Grande. She and Paco were in the process of getting a divorce, following Jessica’s affair with Mikhail coming to light.
Baryshnikov does not share any siblings together with both parents but shares a couple of half-siblings from both her parent’s other marriage/relationships.
From her mother, she has two half-siblings, Hannah Jane Shepard and Samuel Walker Shepard. Both Hannah and Samuel are products of Jessica’s relationship with Sam Shepard. Hannah was born in 1986, while Samuel was born in 1987.
From her father, she shares there half-siblings, Peter Baryshnikov, Anna Baryshnikov, and Sofia-Luisa Baryshnikov. Peter, Anna, and Sofia are offsprings of the relationship later turned marriage between Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lisa Rinehart. Peter was born on July 7, 1989, Anna was born on May 22, 1992, and Sofia was born on May 24, 1994.
Shura’s half-sister, Anna Baryshnikov also shares in the family fame. She is an actress and she started her acting career in 2014. Anna had starred in three films and eight TV shows so far.
Is She Married, Who is Her Husband?
Baryshnikov is not married and she is not currently in a relationship with anyone. She might not be married yet but she is a mother of her two beautiful daughters. Baryshnikov has refused to reveal who the father of her two girls is, and has not given ears to question about both girls having a single father or if they belong to different men. Shura is not a fan of the media and has made a good point of keeping personal life away from prying eyes.