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Start Slideshow Ballet star David Hallberg prepares in his dressing room before his performance of Black Swan with the Bolshoi Ballet Company at Lincoln Center Ballet star David Hallberg prepares in his dressing room before his performance of Black Swan with the Bolshoi Ballet Company at Lincoln Center

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Life in Pictures: David Hallberg

For the latest edition of “Life in Pictures,” photographer Christopher Anderson followed the 32-year-old American Ballet Theatre dancer on July 19 as he prepared to perform Swan Lake at Lincoln Center with the Bolshoi (where he's also a principal). Click through the gallery ahead to see his pre-performance plank ritual, his favorite diner, and the shoes he sews himself.

* This article appears in the July 28, 2014, issue of New York Magazine.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos