David Ward

Company Member Since 2020 | From London, England

Favorite place in your home: The Kitchen, hanging out with my family with food and cocktails

Favorite local hangout: When my wife (former company Dancer with BalletMet of 12 seasons) and I can escape to the Gateway movie theater.

Favorite song: Impossible to find just one song, A favorite current artist is The Weeknd.

David Ward is delighted to be joining BalletMet for the 20/21 Season. David was born in London, England where he received his early training, attending The Royal Ballet School programs, and later graduated from the English National Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in Leeds, England, and was promoted to soloist in 2008. He then moved to the US and joined BalletMet in Columbus, OH where he was a leading dancer for seven years. He originated roles in many world premiere creations including Prince in Edwaard Liang’s Cinderella and James Kudelka’s Rite of Spring. He performed leads in much of BalletMet’s diverse classical and contemporary repertoire including the works of George Balanchine, Jerome Robins, Michael Pink, Edwaard Liang, and Christopher Wheeldon. The past three years David has performed as a Guest Principal with Oklahoma City Ballet for the 2019/20 season and joined companies performing lead roles in productions across the USA. He is a dance teacher, coach and current stager for Edwaard Liang.