Stephen Colbert Attempts to Dance The Nutcracker

Stephen Colbert attempts to perform The Nutcracker in Tights

American Ballet Theatre's principal dancer, David Hallberg and soloist Hee Seo perform a short excerpt of the popular Christmas ballet as Stephen Colbert attempts to dance The Nutcracker as Tchaikovsky's score plays in the background. Earlier this month David Hallberg dropped-in on the host of the Colbert Report to explain his new career move: a reverse defection to the Bolshoi Ballet. In the second part of the interview Stephen Colbert attempts to dance The Nutcracker with limited … [Read more...]

American Dancer Joins The Bolshoi Ballet

American dancer joins the Bolshoi Ballet David Hallberg

Last October something unheard of in the history of ballet happened: An American Joins The Bolshoi Ballet. David Hallberg, a native of South Dakota and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre talks about his latest decision to join the Bolshoi Ballet. Hallberg has had an unusual career as a dancer. He started training in ballet at an age considered "old" in the ballet world - at 13. His first 4 years were spent making up for lost time. For his senior year he made a career move … [Read more...]

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