Canadian dancer Donald Thom is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and graduated into the Company in 2012, promoted to First Artist in 2015.
Thom was born in Kanata and trained at the Linda Jamieson School of Dance before moving to London to study at The Royal Ballet Upper School. In 2008 he was awarded several international scholarships at the Youth America Grand Prix and in 2009 achieved the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award.
Thom's repertory with the Company includes Lensky (Onegin), the Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Sandman (Hansel and Gretel), pas de six (Giselle) and roles in Scènes de ballet, Connectome, Mayerling, Swan Lake, Viscera, Raymonda Act III, The Nutcracker, Requiem, La Valse, Concerto and Aeternum. He has created roles in Untouchable and Woolf Works.
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Fernando Montaño, Kevin Emerton, Sander Blommaert, Marcelino Sambé, Tristran Dyer and Donald Thom in Rhapsody, The Royal Ballet
Jonathan Howells, Téo Dubreuil, Donald Thom, Nicol Edmonds, Tristan Dyer and Tomas Mock in The Dream, The Royal Ballet,
Sander Blommaert, Nicol Edmonds, Solomon Golding and Donald Thom in Connectome, The Royal Ballet
Donald Thom, Alexander Campbell and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet
Sander Blommaert, Donald Thom, Solomon Golding and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet
Alexander Campbell, Sander Blommaert, Donald Thom, Solomon Golding and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet
Sander Blommaert, Ricardo Cervera, Donald Thom, Sarah Lamb, Solomon Golding, Alexander Campbell and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet
Alexander Campbell, Solomon Golding, Donald Thom, Sander Blommaert and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet