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Born in Armenia, Davit Hovhannisyan began dancing at age six. At age 10, he was accepted into the National Ballet School of Armenia on full scholarship. At age 16, he began his professional career with the Armenian National Ballet Company. After arriving in the United States, he received critical acclaim, dancing with numerous companies throughout the country. Mr. Hovhannisyan joined Milwaukee Ballet in 2004, making this his 11th season with the Company. He has enjoyed dancing many principal roles including Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Basilio in Don Quixote, the title role in Dracula, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Captain Hook/Mr. Darling in Peter Pan, Josef in Mirror Mirror, Prince Solor in La Bayadere, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Captain Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Moon Prince in Scheherazade, Franz in Coppélia and leads in The Nutcracker. He has also danced numerous leads in contemporary ballets. Mr. Hovhannisyan has enjoyed working with choreographers such as Michael Pink, Lila York, Stephen Mills, Bruce Wells, Trey McIntyre, Margo Sappington, Kathryn Posin and Mark Godden, among others.
(Headshot: Timothy O'Donnell. Production Image: Nathaniel Davauer)