David Wall (published 2013)


Wall discusses the importance of theater/drama in maintaining and encouraging his interest in dance. He also discusses his influences, including dancers David Blair, John Cranko and Rudolph Nureyev, as well as actor John Scofield.

Biographical note:

David Wall was born in 1946 and trained at the Royal Ballet School. He toured with the Royal Ballet under the direction of John Field. Wall's first major leading role was in Ashton's Two Pigeons, which he danced with his future wife, Alfreda Thorogood. He later danced the roles of Siegfried and Colas and received acclaim for his role in de Valois' The Rake's Progress. He retired in 1984 and became Associate Director of the Royal Academy of Dancing (1984-87) and then director (1987-91). In 1995 he became ballet master with the English National Ballet.




London, England



“David Wall (published 2013),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 24, 2020, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/104.