Chronology of Companies

David was not one to avoid a challenge; his absences from the ballet stage were always opportunities for exploration

1947-48 Metropolitan Ballet, in London England under Victor Gsovsky and Celia Franca (including Scandianavian tour)
Soloist, principal dancer
1948-51 Winnipeg Ballet, under Betty Farrally
Soloist, principal dancer
1949 Theatre Under the Stars, Vancouver, under Aida Broadbent with Lois Smith
Performer, various roles Song of Norway and other productions
1950 Civic Light Opera, Los Angeles and San Francisco, under Aida Broadbent with Lois Smith
Performer, various roles in The Chocolate Soldier and Rose Marie
1951-1961 National Ballet of Canada, Toronto, under Celia Franca with Lois Smith
Soloist, Principal Dancer, Balletmaster, Choreographer
1951-61 Independent television producer, choreographer and performer for weekly CBC production, with Lois Smith (partner), Robert Goulet (singer) and Frosia Gregory (singer)
1961-69 London’s Festival Ballet
Soloist, principal dancer, balletmaster, choreographer
1969 2 films with Ken Russell
The Devils [of Loudon] and
The Music Lovers
1969-70 London Palladium
Pantomime with Tommy Steele
Performer, various roles (including King Rat) in Dick Whittington
1970-77 Royal Ballet, London England with Kenneth MacMillan
Soloist
1970-77 Royal Ballet School, London England
Soloist, Pas de deux instructor
1977 Ballet for All, London England
Artistic Director
1977-78 Alberta Ballet Company, Edmonton
Balletmaster, technical director, choreographer, teacher, dancer
1979-99 Independent Instructor, Adjuducator & Examiner
western Canada
1979-96 Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton
Theatre, Dance & Outreach departments
Balletmaster, technical director, choreographer, teacher
1980-91 &
1993-95
Edmonton Festival Ballet, Edmonton
Artistic Director, balletmaster, technical director, choreographer, teacher, dancer
1986-89 Ballet North, Edmonton
Balletmaster, technical director, choreographer, teacher
1990-93 Alberta Theatre Arts Company, Edmonton
Choreographer, senior ballet instructor
1999-2001 Citie Ballet, Edmonton
Guest balletmaster
1986-2001 various Edmonton area studios
Instructor