David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova in Romeo and Juliet, photo by Andrej Uspenskie ROH

David Hallberg becomes a Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet in the 2019/20 Season. Hallberg has a long association partnering Royal Ballet Principal dancer Natalia Osipova and during the 2018/19 Season they performed together at the Royal Opera House in Frederick Ashton’s A Month in the Country and Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. The pair also performed the famous balcony pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet at the centenary celebration for Margot Fonteyn in June 2019.

Hallberg continues his partnership with Osipova this Season, beginning with Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon on 15 and 19 October. On 20 November he makes his debut as Prince Florimund in The Royal Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty with Osipova as Princess Aurora. He will also make his debut in the first revival of the Company’s new production of Swan Lake on 11 March.

David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova in Romoe and Juliet, photo by Andrej Uspenskie ROH
David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova in Romeo and Juliet, photo by Andrej Uspenskie ROH

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet comments ‘It’s a great pleasure to welcome David Hallberg back to the Company for this Season. His partnership with Natalia Osipova is thrilling to watch and together they have a very special chemistry. David is a much-loved principal of American Ballet Theater and it is wonderful for audiences this side of the Atlantic to have the opportunity to see him dance with The Royal Ballet across a variety of our signature repertory.’

David Hallberg adds ‘It’s such an honour to join The Royal Ballet as Principal Guest Artist and dance beside, not only a partner with whom I share a unique connection, but also a world-renowned Company that inspires me with its balance of rich history and a modern definition of ballet today.’