Height: 5' 1"
Relationship Status: Married
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About: Innocent-looking, girlish and pretty, this diminutive and emotional legendary ballerina has had more drama in her real life than there ever was onstage. While she was called by Mikhail Baryshnikov himself "the best of her generation," she was probably more famous for her raging cocaine addiction and off-stage behavior. Daughter of playwright Jack Kirkland, she grew up with a destiny for the theatre. Her father put her and her sister, Johnna into ballet classes. Gelsey wa ... (more)