The David Hallberg Experience

November 28, 2001

Picture this: You have a personal invite to David Hallberg’s rehearsals and performances with American Ballet Theatre. He regularly gives you individual training and coaching advice. He takes a special interest in your career.


Are you dreaming? Nope. You’re Julian Donahue, the 2012 David Hallberg Scholarship recipient. The award was founded by the Bolshoi and ABT principal to mentor an aspiring male dancer in ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. Alex Kramer, the previous winner, is now in his first year at Ballet San Jose, so Hallberg must be a pretty effective mentor. The real dream would be if he could also bequeath his beautiful feet.