David Halberg became the first American to join the Bolshoi ballet.
The dancer returned to the States for The Colbert Report and the zany host grilled him on his "defection."
Afterwards, Halberg performed a selection for Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.
After a female dancer joined on the stage, the host not to be undone.
In black tights and a his suit jacket, Stephen Colbert did his best to imitate the dancers moves!
The professional gave Colbert these words of advice:
He was entering like a little weasel. When you enter from off camera, you need to present yourself
Check out the video after the jump to see Colbert's tours de l'air!
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