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David Hallberg Takes the Reins at The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet has long been a home away from home for David Hallberg. During a two-year struggle with an ankle injury that required two surgeries, he spent the most pivotal time of his recuperation in Melbourne, working with TAB’s in-house medical and physical therapy team. Combined with a decade of guest performances there, including […]

What Makes David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova So Magical Together?

On the surface, intercontinental ballet stars David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova would seem to make unlikely partners. He’s an American paragon of elegant princeliness; she’s an explosive Russian powerhouse who seems to mock the laws of gravity. But since they first danced together in 2009, they’ve moved audiences to tears as Romeo and Juliet, and […]

David Hallberg Named The Australian Ballet’s Next Artistic Director

Yesterday evening, international ballet star David Hallberg took fans by surprise with an exciting announcement: In 2021, he will become the artistic director of The Australian Ballet. Hallberg will follow in the footsteps of current director David McAllister, who’s been at the helm for nearly 20 years. Hallberg is no stranger to The Australian Ballet. […]

David Hallberg Shares His Plans for The Australian Ballet

This week’s announcement that David Hallberg is taking over The Australian Ballet has been a long time coming. Hallberg’s been fielding offers to direct various ballet companies since at least 2014, when injury kept him off the stage for two years. At the time, the offers weren’t the right fit, and he didn’t want injury […]

David Hallberg Joins The Royal Ballet as a Principal Guest Artist

Yesterday, The Royal Ballet announced that David Hallberg will be joining the company as a principal guest artist for the 2019–20 season. Hallberg is already a familiar face at The Royal. As a guest last season he danced alongside beloved partner and Royal principal Natalia Osipova in Sir Frederick Ashton’s A Month in the Country […]

David Hallberg: When Do Choreographers Get The Chance To Really Take Risks?

The Metropolitan Opera House is a stadium; an ornately lush stadium, but one nonetheless. The 3,800-seat challenge that American Ballet Theatre readily tackles is typically filled to capacity because of the stalwarts: Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, the classics that, without doubt, have stood the test of time and have brought people in droves to […]

David Hallberg to Direct ABT's New Choreography Initiative

Today, American Ballet Theatre announced a new initiative to foster the development of choreography by company members and freelance dancemakers. Aptly titled ABT Incubator, the program, directed by principal David Hallberg, will give selected choreographers the opportunity to spend two weeks workshopping new dances. “It has always been my vision to establish a process-oriented hub […]

David Hallberg Has Done It Again

Fresh off his striking Nike ad campaign (and his Dance Magazine cover), American Ballet Theatre’s prodigal principal has another high-profile collaboration up his sleeve. And this one is, shall we say, dazzling. Yep, it’s with luxury jewelry line Tiffany & Co, and Hallberg is among the star-studded ranks of Zoe Kravitz, Janelle Monae and Elle […]

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