The beauty of ballet comes at a cost. It is not easy for the best dancers to portray that level of beauty, without often punishing physical conditions.
David Hallberg endured that and childhood bullying and a career-threatening injury for his art.
He is the first American ever to dance for the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet in Russia.
And he tells the story of his rise in A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back.
We get some of the high- (and low-) lights when he visits The Exchange.