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Our American Ambassador

We couldn't have picked a more perfect ambassador for Russia!  David Hallberg has been asked by the Bolshoi Theater to join the Russian ballet.  The first american ever!!  David id splitting his time between Russia and New York's American Ballet Theater.  His first Russian performance was in "Sleeping Beauty" and he got amazing reviews.  The second performance came around and in the beginning he sprained his ankle in a turn!!  He completed the entire performance and didn't stop dancing until after the curtain call.  Then he took two weeks off to heal and made it in time for the "Colbert Report".  


In the past when we have combined forced with Russian dancers, it has always been Russian dancers defecting to the United States during the cold war.  First was Ruldolph Nureyev in 1961 and then again in 1974 with Mikhail Baryshnikov.  The United States used these defects as huge propaganda for victory in the Cold War.  David is very aware of this tense history and is adamant about bei


ng a responsible and amazing ambassador for America.  


Such a young talent, and so rare to find one who follows their dreams in the face of so much adversity.  He is a shinning example of what can happen when you put your mind to it!! 

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