Henry Leutwyler

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 Fanning for the fall campaign.

The campaign's slogan? "There's Only One." And boy, are they right that Hallberg is in a league of his own.

Latest Posts


San Francisco Ballet in Petrouchka with the Moor (left) in blueface. Photo by Erik Tomasson, courtesy SFB

It's Time to Overhaul the Blackface (or Blueface) Puppet in Petrouchka

When Michel Fokine's ballet Petrouchka premiered in 1911, none of the (largely white) audience members in Paris objected to the big, dumb puppet being portrayed as a Moor in blackface. Stravinsky's music was stirring, Fokine's choreography was ground-breaking, and Alexandre Benois' sets and costumes were transporting. Nijinsky's portrayal of Petrouchka, the puppet with a human soul, tugged at the heart.

GO DEEPER SHOW LESS