Sponsored by the Peck Family Foundation, Milwaukee LTD.
Davit Hovhannisyan began dancing at age six in his home country of Armenia. At age 10, he was accepted into the National Ballet School of Armenia on full scholarship, and by age 16, he began his professional career with the Armenian National Ballet Company. Hovhannisyan then moved to the United States, where he has received critical acclaim appearing with numerous companies throughout the country. Hovhannisyan joined Milwaukee Ballet in 2004, where he has danced principal roles in Michael Pink’s ballets, including Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Basilio in Don Quixote, the title role in Dracula, Captain Hook/Mr. Darling in Peter Pan, Josef in Mirror Mirror, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Franz in Coppélia and Captain Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Esmeralda. He has also had the pleasure of working with other choreographers such as Lila York, Stephen Mills, Bruce Wells, Trey McIntyre, Margo Sappington, Kathryn Posin, and Mark Godden. These collaborations have led to him dancing in numerous contemporary works, and principal roles such as Prince Solor in La Bayadere, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Moon Prince in Scheherazade, and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is his 12th season with Milwaukee Ballet.
(Headshot by Timothy O'Donnell. Performance photo by Nathaniel Davauer)