Dancers from Tokyo Ballet to Perform at Lincoln Center

April 17, 2015
7:00 pmto10:00 pm



Tokyo Ballet, NYC, Japan, dance, ballet, David Hallberg, Youth America Grand Prix, The Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater

Tokyo Ballet performing Maurice Bejart’s Bhakti III, photo by Kiyonori Hasegawa

David Hallberg Presents – Legacy

Friday, April 17 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center – 20 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets: From $45

Celebrated international ballet star David Hallberg offers an intimate look at the world-renowned ballet companies as they perform varied and rarely seen contemporary works, representative of each preeminent institution. Hallberg will introduce each company and share an insider’s perspective on the works and the institutions that have left an indelible impression on him as an artist. The program will include performances by dancers from The Mariinsky Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, The Australian Ballet, and the Tokyo Ballet in its the U.S. debut. It will also feature American Ballet Theater Studio Company, where Hallberg started his tenure. The Gala will feature works by Pierre Lacotte, Stephen Baynes, Maurice Bejart, Jean-Christophe Maillot, and Yuri Smekalove, among others.

Hallberg became a member of American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company in September 2000, and in 2011 he became the first American dancer to join the Bolshoi Ballet as a Premier Danceur. He continues to perform with both companies.

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the largest global network of dance and fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films. The organization has provided opportunities to 50,000 dancers worldwide to participate in international workshops and auditions, earning gifted young talent more than $3 million in scholarships awarded by leading dance schools around the globe. Today, more than 7,000 young dancers – ages 9 to 19 – audition annually. The organization was founded by Larissa Saveliev, who trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow and toured throughout the world before defecting to the United States in 1995.

Tickets start at $45 and are available at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office, by calling 212.496.0600 or online at