American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet principal David Hallberg will take short break from performing to allow his left ankle to recover fully after surgery.
Hallberg will be undergoing necessary surgery following his recent summer engagements with American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet at Lincoln Center, He has been advised by his doctors to have ankle surgery in order to continue dancing at his full capacities, and he will stay in New York City during the post operation period.
It is with great regret that I have to step off the stage for this period of recovery, but as an artist that relies on his body as his instrument, my main priority is to dance in full health and take the time needed to perform at that level again,
In 2015, he will resume his regular commitments with his companies in New York and Moscow as well as other commitments at La Scala in Milan, among others.
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Wishing him a successful operation and a speedy recovery.
Dear David, you’ll be missed! Get weel soon xxx
We’ll miss you, but it is important to be fully recovered. Toi, toi!
I’m sure that the problem will be easily fixed and that he’ll be ‘back on his feet’ in no time.