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David Palmer

David Palmer began his career in musical theater and television in Australia. He went on to dance with the Australian Ballet, where he quickly rose to the soloist ranks. He then went on to dance as a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Koninklijk Ballet Van Vlaanderen, San Francisco Ballet and Maximum Dance Company. He also appeared as a guest artist with Sydney Dance Company, Ballet du Nord, PACT Ballet, the Queensland Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and the Australian Ballet. During his International career as a dancer he performed on many of the world’s great stages, such as The Paris Opera in France, Lincoln Center in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Sadler’s Wells in London, The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, The Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, The KVO in Antwerp, OCPAC in Irvine, California, The Tivoli in Copenhagen, Denmark and The War Memorial in San Francisco to name a few.

Mr. Palmer was highly regarded as an international guest artist and principal dancer in both the classics and the more contemporary works of today’s masters for over two decades. From Siegfried and Romeo to The Man in John Butler’s Threshold and The Sacrificial Youth in Glen Tetley’s Sacre Du Printemps his mastery of the dance form was highly acclaimed critically. He had many works created upon him, including works by Mark Morris, Helgi Tomasson, Paolo Mohovich, Graham Murphy, Stanton Welch, Julia Adam, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Dietmar Seyffert, Gerald Aroino, and Val Caniparoli. Along with having danced all of the classical princes he danced many of the leading roles in Balanchine works including, Apollo, the Prodical Son, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, Rubies, Bugaku, Donnizetti, Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux, Scotch Symphony, Divertomento 15, La Source, Raymonda Variations and Who Cares? to name a few. He also has worked with many of today’s other masters such as Paul Taylor, Yuri Kylian, Hans Van Mannen, Lar Lubovitch, Christopher Bruce and William Forsythe. Mr. Palmer was a featured artist in the ceremonial opening galas for The Sydney Entertainment Center and OCPAC (The Orange County Performing Arts Center), and in the nationally televised Australian Bicentennial Galas. He was also a featured artist in the dance film To Dream of Roses presented at the world’s fair in Osaka in 1991, and was the first feature filmed in HDTV.

As a choreographer, Mr. Palmer has created some thirty-five works, which have been performed by Maximum Dance Company, the Australian Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Balletto D’Ell Esperia and Miami City Ballet. He has also created works for Marin Ballet, Miami Ballet Theater, Gateway Ballet of St. Louis, Marin Dance Theatre and Ballet Metropolitano de Medellin. He also directed and choreographed the Geoffrey Beene Fall Fashion Show for San Francisco Ballet and Saks Fifth Avenue. Among the many works he created for Maximum Dance Company are Passing Through, Concerto, Mist and Bound for Brubeck. Mr. Palmer, in collaboration with Yanis Pikieris, has created several works, including The Rite of Spring (SunPost Winner – Best Original Work of the 2002-03 Season), Spectrum, Adiemus, and The Elements for Maximum Dance Company, the company they founded together in 1996.