Search results for: david hallberg

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?

The dancers used to be only able to communicate with each other through movement. Photo by Stephanie Berger, courtesy Sadler’s Wells Yet until this season, no choreographer had ever created a new work on the pair. Enter Alexei Ratmansky. Arguably today’s preeminent ballet choreographer, he not only has a reputation for bringing out the best […]

David Hallberg Named The Australian Ballet’s Next Artistic Director

Hallberg is no stranger to The Australian Ballet. He’s currently a resident guest artist at the Melbourne-based company, in addition to his positions as principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet, and principal guest artist at The Royal Ballet. Hallberg has regularly guested at The Australian Ballet since 2010, and in 2014, […]

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 […]