Yesterday, CBS Sunday Morning News featured David Hallberg, the first American to become a full-time dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet. It offered a peek inside Hallberg's journey to Moscow. Along with some current shots of him rehearsing Nutcracker at American Ballet Theatre with Gillian Murphy, the most amazing part of the segment was archival footage of a pre-teen Hallberg. Even as a student at Ballet Arizona, Hallberg already possessed his signature noble carriage and sense of ease as he danced. Check it out—it comes right at minute 3.
Nov. 29, 2001 07:00PM EST