Tag: 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 […]

Rested and Restless, Natalia Osipova Is Ready to Get Back Onstage

Her wedding may have been postponed because of the pandemic, her busy performance schedule wiped clean. But Russian-born superstar ballerina Natalia Osipova, a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet since 2013, is now getting ready to return to the stage after a seven-month hiatus. She will be part of the company’s celebration performance, The Royal […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in March 2020

With COVID-19 dominating headlines, good news has a way of slipping under the radar. But despite the uncertainty, companies and artists are still looking to the future and making moves. Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At Boston Ballet, Tigran Mkrtchyan […]

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 […]

7 Tough-Love Lessons from the Legendary Irina Kolpakova

Being coached by a treasure like former Kirov prima Irina Kolpakova is an experience most dancers only dream of. But company members at American Ballet Theatre have been the lucky beneficiaries of her wisdom since 1990. Thanks to Instagram, where pros like Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside share snippets of their sessions with Kolpakova, any […]

What This DM Editor Learned From Choreographing on ABT Dancers

“Is everyone okay?” was my most used sentence during my time with American Ballet Theatre. There I was, leading world-class ABT dancers through my own choreographic process. I knew that it was unlike anything they’d ever experienced, but I think half of the time I was asking that question, it was really directed to myself. […]