David (ARAD dip. P.D.T.C.) was trained at The Royal Ballet School from the age of 13 and subsequently joined The Royal Ballet Company becoming a Senior Soloist where he danced many principal roles, amongst his extensive repertoire were The Young Man in The Two Pigeons, Symphonic Variations, Afternoon of a Faun, Blue boy in Les Patinuers, Lead man in Rubies, The Bluebird & Florestan in The Sleeping Beauty, Colas, La Fille mal Gardee, Franz in Coppelia, pas de Trois in Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries, William Forsythe’s Steptext.
He also performed with the National Ballet of Canada as a 1st soloist, Pacific Northwest Ballet, British Ballet Columbia and English National Ballet. David has had roles created on him by Ashton, MacMillan, Lubovitch, Canniparoli, Deane, Corder, Page to name a few.
After retiring from the stage David successfully gained distinction from The Royal Academy’s Professional dancers teaching course.
David worked as Ballet Master for the Ankara State Ballet Company and Singapore Dance Theatre. He guest teaches for The English National Ballet Company as well as teaching and judging internationally. An experienced teacher, until as recent as December 2014 David taught all levels at The Royal Ballet Upper School for 15 years, primarily responsible for the second year boys. He has staged Les Patinuers and Concerto for The Royal Ballet School’s annual performances as well as being instrumental in rehearsing many of their performances throughout the years. He has now embarked on an international freelance career.
Engagements 2015-2017 Matthew Bourne’s Adventures Company, New Zealand School of Dance, Master classes in Tokyo and Sendai, The National ballet of Portugal, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Basel Theater and Basel Ballet School, Cape Town(C.A.P.A), English National Ballet School,The National Ballet of Canada,The National Ballet School of Canada, Zürich ballet Company, The Royal Ballet Company (September 2017).
David is the Artistic advisor for The Gailene Stock CBEMemorial Award in Japan. This is a workshop over a 3 day period which culminates in students receiving a summer school scholarship to either The New Zealand School of Dance,The Australian Ballet School, Basel Theater School, Canada's national ballet school.The inaugural award took place in Tokyo April 29th 2016.