David Hallberg
David Hallberg. Photo © Kate Longley, courtesy of TAB

The Next Stage

When injury threatened his career, David Hallberg turned to The Australian Ballet’s Rehabilitation Team for help. After 14 months the American star was finally able to return to the stage. Now he has a new relationship with The Australian Ballet as its Artistic Director. He talks to Deborah Jonesabout his plans for the company, about holding the audience’s hand when presenting unfamiliar choreography, and about keeping the spark in classical ballet alive.

David Hallberg learned patience the hard way. No story about the American ballet luminary is complete without reference to his potentially career-ending injury in 2014 and the agonisingly slow process of recovery....