World-renowned ballet performer David Hallberg to hold book signing in Fort Wayne

Tickets for the event are on sale now.

Internationally renowned ballet dancer David Hallberg, whose parents are Fort Wayne natives, is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York. (Courtesy photo by Bjorn Iooss)
Renowned ballet dancer David Hallberg talks about his life and the ups and downs of his amazing ballet career in his new memoir, "A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back."

International ballet star David Hallberg, who has family in Fort Wayne, will appear here for a book release party and book signing at 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Fort Wayne Ballet in the Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St.

Hallberg’s new memoir, “A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back” (Touchstone Hardcover, $28) will be released to the public Nov. 7, a ballet news release said. The Fort Wayne Ballet event not only gives people here a chance to buy the book early, he also will discuss the book, participate in a question-and-answer session and then sign copies of the book, which discusses his life and the ups and downs of his renowned ballet career.

The event also includes a reception with refreshments.

Tickets are $35 per person, which includes a copy of the book. People also can buy $8 tickets if they don’t want to buy the book. Barnes and Noble bookstore staff will be on hand for people who want to buy extra copies of the book.

Seating is limited to 100 people. People can buy tickets by calling Fort Wayne Ballet at 484-9646 or by going to www.fortwayneballet.org.

A principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York, Hallberg also was the first American to perform as principal dancer with the famous Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia.

Hallberg returned to dancing in May after working for two and a half years to recover from a serious ankle injury, an event announcement said.

Hallberg’s parents, Bruce and Colleen Hallberg, are Fort Wayne natives, and Hallberg has other relatives also living in Fort Wayne. His parents had moved away from Fort Wayne by the time he was born.

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