Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Episodes
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Tea, Candy Cane)
  • Serenade
  • La Sonnambula
  • Western Symphony
Kim Brandstrup
  • Jeux
Peter Martins
  • Ecstatic Orange (Purple)
  • Reliquary
  • Romeo + Juliet (Tybalt)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Africa, Puss in Boots, Court Jester)
  • Swan Lake (Spanish, Hungarian, Russian)
Angelin Preljocaj
  • La Stravaganza
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
Jerome Robbins
  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • The Cage
  • Fanfare (Bassoons)
  • Glass Pieces
Christopher Wheeldon
  • After the Rain
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse (NYCB Premiere)
  • Liturgy
  • This Bitter Earth

Originated featured roles in

  • Mario Bigonzetti: Luce Nascosta
  • Jiri Bubenicek: Toccata
  • Eliot Feld: Backchat
  • Jorma Elo: Slice to Sharp
  • Robert La Fosse: Land of Nod
  • Douglas Lee: Lifecasting
  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom (Exotic Couple)
  • Wayne McGregor: Outlier
  • Benjamin Millepied: Neverwhere
  • Justin Peck: ‘Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes, Year of the Rabbit
  • Jerome Robbins: N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (NYCB Premiere)
  • Lynne Taylor-Corbett: The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Myles Thatcher: Polaris
  • Christopher Wheeldon: Polyphonia
  • Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky: By 2 With & From

Originated corps roles in

  • Melissa Barak: Telemann Overture Suite in E Minor
  • Boris Eifman: Musagète
  • Eliot Feld: Organon
  • Peter Martins: Chichester Psalms, Hallelujah Junction (NYCB Premiere)
  • Kevin O'Day: Swerve Poems
  • Susan Stroman: Double Feature
  • Richard Tanner: Soirée
  • Christopher Wheeldon: An American in Paris, Carnival of the Animals, Klavier, Mercurial Manoeuvres

Craig Hall was born in Maywood, Illinois. He began his dance training at the age of four at Stairway of the Stars with Lois Baumann. At age 14, he began studying with Anna Paskevska at the Chicago Academy of the Arts. He also studied at the Ruth Page Dance Foundation with Larry Long. Mr. Hall entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 1997. While a student at the School of American Ballet, he originated a featured role in Christopher Wheeldon's Scènes De Ballet, which premiered during New York City Ballet's 1999 spring season. In October 1999, Mr. Hall became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2000. In May 2007, Mr. Hall was promoted to soloist.



Mr. Hall has won several awards including a second round scholarship from the National Foundation for the Advancement in Arts, the Nureyev scholarship, and the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

Film Credits

Mr. Hall's film work includes Columbia Pictures' feature film Center Stage and the film NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ, a scripted adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name, which aired on PBS and won an Audience Award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik