David Hallberg, American Dancer at The Bolshoi

David Hallberg, American Ballet Dancer at The Bolshoi makes ballet history.

David Hallberg, the first American to become a premier dancer with Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet,

was interviewed by Martha Teichner.

…Martha Teichner spent time with Hallberg in New York City as he packed for Russia and later, when he returned to perform in the American Ballet Theatre’s “Nutcracker” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

In this interview, David admits he sees himself as an ambassador and answers Teichner candidly:

Did you feel you had to hold up your end as a the American?

Always. I always felt a responsibility…

Original video source here or below to find out what it has meant for David Hallberg to become the first American dancer at The Bolshoi ballet:

I agree with Mr. Hallberg, in that he has a responsibility to do the best job he was chosen to do as a premier dancer at the Bolshoi. I believe that when you are a public figure in your field, you inherently become a role model to children and adults alike.I am pleased that he is taking his role seriously and wish him the best during his stay in Moscow.

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The full interview aired Sunday, December 18 on Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood on CBS. Look for your local listings.

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