David Hallberg

Yesterday, CBS Sunday Morning News featured David Hallberg, the first American to become a full-time dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet. It offered a peek inside Hallberg's journey to Moscow. Along with some current shots of him rehearsing Nutcracker at American Ballet Theatre with Gillian Murphy, the most amazing part of the segment was archival footage of a pre-teen Hallberg.

The New York Times just reported that David Hallberg, currently a principal with American Ballet Theatre, just signed a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer for the 2011-2012 season. (The story even made the newspaper's homepage!) Hallberg will be the first American ever to join the Russian company. Read the full story here.


David Hallberg in "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" with Kings of the Dance

Photo by Vladimir Lupovskoy

David Hallberg in Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room

Photograph by Eduardo Patino

Published December 9, 2009
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David Hallberg in costume for Romeo and Juliet, photo by Eduardo Patino

Published February 1, 2009
A peek at the past: David Hallberg on what it meant to be covered back when.more »