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Donald Thom

Former Royal Ballet dancer

Biography

Donald Thom in action.
Donald Thom as the Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet © 2014 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Canadian dancer Donald Thom is a former dancer 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 and retiring from the Company later that year.

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 included 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, Raymonda Act III, The Nutcracker, La Valse and Concerto. He created roles in Untouchable and Woolf Works.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Dancers demonstrating the evolution of ballet

Watch: Dancers demonstrating the evolution of ballet

12 August 2015

Royal Ballet Soloist Marcelino Sambé performs a selection of terre-à-terre steps as part of a Ballet Evolved Insights session.

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

29 June 2015

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.

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