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Craig Hall

Soloist, New York City Ballet

Craig Hall was born in Maywood, Illinois. He began his dance training at the age of four at Stairway of the Stars with Lois Baumann. At age 14, he began studying with Anna Paskevska at the Chicago Academy of the Arts. He also studied at the Ruth Page Dance Foundation with Larry Long. Mr. Hall entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 1997. While a student at the School of American Ballet, he originated a featured role in Christopher Wheeldon’s Scènes De Ballet, which premiered during New York City Ballet’s 1999 spring season. In October 1999, Mr. Hall became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2000. In May 2007 Mr. Hall was promoted to soloist.

Mr. Hall has won several awards including a second round scholarship from the National Foundation for the Advancement in Arts, the Nureyev scholarship, and the Mae L. Wien award.

Mr. Hall’s film work includes Columbia Pictures’ feature film Center Stage.
Since joining New York City Ballet, Mr. Hall has danced featured roles in: George Balanchine’s Agon, Cortège Hongrois, The Four Temperaments, The Nutcracker, Serenade, La Sonnambula and Western Symphony; Eliot Feld’s Backchat; Peter Martins’ Ocean’s Kingdom (Exotic Couple), Reliquary, Romeo + Juliet (Tybalt), The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots, Jesters, Africa), and Swan Lake (Spanish, Hungarian, Russian); Angelin Preljocaj’s La Stravaganza; Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, The Cage, Fanfare (Bassoons) and Glass Pieces; as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain and Liturgy.

Mr. Hall also originated featured roles in Jiři Bubeniček’s Toccata, Jorma Elo’s Slice to Sharp, Robert La Fosse’s Land of Nod, Douglas Lee’s Lifecasting, Wayne McGregor’s Outlier, Jerome Robbins’ N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia.


Evening with the Stars 2012