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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 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 with numerous companies throughout the country.
Hovhannisyan joined Milwaukee Ballet in 2004, where he has danced principal roles in many Michael Pink ballets, including Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Basilio in Don Quixote, the title role in Dracula, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Josef in Mirror Mirror, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Franz in Coppélia, Captain Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Esmeralda and The Prince in Beauty and the Beast
He has also had the pleasure of working with 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 various contemporary works, and principal roles such as Prince Solor in La Bayadère, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Moon Prince in Scheherazade and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.