Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, DAVID HALLBERG began jazz and tap classes at the age of ten. He bagan his formal ballet training at 13 with Kee Juan Han at the Arizona Ballet School in Phoenix where he studied intensively for four years. For the 1999-2000 school year, he was accepted into the Paris Opera Ballet School where he continued his studies under the direction of Claude Bessy, Jacques Namont and Gilbert Meyer. David attended American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive in 1999 and 2000 and was an ABT National Training Scholar for both of those years.

David Hallberg by Erin Baiano

David Hallberg by Erin Baiano

David joined ABT’s Studio Company in September 2000 and then joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2001.His roles with the Company include the Boy in Afternoon of a Faun, the title role in Apollo, Prince Charming in Cinderella, Conrad in Le Corsaire, Espada in Don Quixote, the second sailor in Fancy Free, Death in The Green Table, the Cavalier in The Nutcracker, a Friend of the Family in Pillar of Fire, Bernard and Jean de Brienne in Raymonda, Romeo, Paris and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Siegfried, Benno and the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake, Aminta in Sylvia, the first movement in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, and leading roles in Kaleidoscope, In The Upper Room, Pretty Good Year, Sinfonietta, Les Sylphides, Symphonic Variations, Theme and Variations, Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison and workwithinwork. He also performed featured roles in William Forsythe’s workwithinwork and Stanton Welch’s Clear. He created the title role in Robert Hill’s Dorian. David was a recipient of the Princess Grace Fellowship and the Chris Hellman Dance Award for 2002-2003.

David was appointed a Soloist in January 2004 and a Principal Dancer in May 2006.

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