David studied at the Royal Ballet School and subsequently joined the Royal Ballet. Aged 20 he was promoted to Soloist and a year later became the youngest male Principal in the history of The Royal Ballet, where he remained until 1970. David was a frequent partner to Dame Margot Fonteyn and in 1977 won the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. David retired from The Royal Ballet in 1984 and was awarded the CBE. In 1985 he joined the Royal Academy of Dancing where he was Director and General Secretary until 1991. Following this he became Guest Repetiteur with London City Ballet and he joined English National Ballet as Ballet Master in 1995.
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David Wall and Lynn Seymour dance the bedroom pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Filmed in 1979.
This next piece is a pas-de-deux by MacMillan featuring David withAlessandra Ferri: