In 1961, Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West. Here he is that same year at a club doing the Twist.

In Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West. Here he is that same year at a club dancing The Twist, the hottest dance fad in the early

Rudolf Noureev : hommage à un prodige de la danse  Premiers pas de danse

Rudolf Noureev : hommage à un prodige de la danse Premiers pas de danse

Rudolf Nureyev and Zizi Jean­maire rehears­ing  Le jeune homme et la mort

Rudolf Nureyev and Zizi Jean­maire rehears­ing Le jeune homme et la mort

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev

Russian-born ballet dancer and actor Rudolf Nureyev was the guest star on The Muppet.

Princess Margaret and Rudolf Nureyev during a 1968 reception at the Royal Academy of Dancing in Knightsbridge, London.

Princess Margaret and Rudolf Nureyev during a 1968 reception at the Royal Academy of Dancing in Knightsbridge, London.

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The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation - Official website - Rudolf Nureyev Foundation

A couple dances to Shirley Ellis' "Nitty Gritty"

A couple dances to Shirley Ellis' "Nitty Gritty", 1961 [500x626]

A couple dances to Shirley Ellis' "Nitty Gritty", 1961

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