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Thiago Soares

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Thiago Soares in action.
Thiago Soares as Leontes in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Brazilian dancer Thiago Soares is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company as a First Artist in 2002 and was promoted to Soloist in 2003, First Soloist in 2004 and Principal in 2006.

Soares was born in Rio de Janeiro and trained at the Rio de Janeiro Centre for Dance. In 1998 he joined the Municipal Theatre Ballet. His repertory with The Royal Ballet includes Albrecht (Giselle), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince (The Nutcracker and Cinderella), Basilio (Don Quixote), Solor (La Bayadère), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Romeo and Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet), Crown Prince Rudolf (Mayerling), Lescaut (Manon), Leontes (The Winter’s Tale), Onegin, Rasputin (Anastasia) and in ‘Diamonds’ (Jewels) and Song of the Earth. His role creations include in The Seven Deadly Sins and Tetractys. He regularly appears as a guest artist with companies including La Scala, Milan.

Soares’s awards include silver medal at the 1998 Paris International Dance Competition, gold medal at the 2001 Moscow International Ballet Competition and Outstanding Male Artist (Classical) at the 2004 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

Videos

News and features

<em>Anastasia</em> to be relayed live to cinemas on 2 November 2016

Anastasia to be relayed live to cinemas on 2 November 2016

28 October 2016

Kenneth MacMillan's dramatic ballet is inspired by the story of Anna Anderson, who believed herself to be the famous Russian princess.

Gallery: Portraits of Royal Ballet dancers by photographer Rick Guest

Gallery: Portraits of Royal Ballet dancers by photographer Rick Guest

29 December 2015

A new exhibition and two new books focus on what it takes to be a ballet dancer.

Listen: Sara Cox backstage at The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake on BBC Radio 2

Listen: Sara Cox backstage at The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake on BBC Radio 2

25 February 2015

Radio DJ meets Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares, explores backstage and takes her mum to her first-ever ballet.

Photos

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in After the Rain

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares photographed for What Lies Beneath

Carlos Acosta as The Messenger of Death, Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in Song of the Earth

Thiago Soares as Onegin and Marianela Nuñez as Tatiana in Onegin

Claire Calvert and Thiago Soares in The Winter's Tale

Thiago Soares in Swan Lake

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez at the ROH Cinema Season 2013/14 launch

Wayne McGregor, Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in rehearsals for Raven Girl

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nunez in Jewels

Marianela Nuñez as Princess Aurora and Thiago Soares as Prince Florimund in The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty

Thiago Soares as Prince Siegfried and Marianela Nuñez as Odile in Swan Lake

On the set for the Winter Season One Extraordinary World shoot

Thiago Soares as Robert Wood, Leanne Cope as Emily Dimmock in Sweet Violets

Thaigo Soares and Mara Galeazzi in Thais - Pas des Deux

Thaigo Soares and Mara Galeazzi in Thais - Pas des Deux

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in Jewels

Marianela Nuñez as Tatiana and Thiago Soares as Onegin in Onegin

Marianela Nuñez in Tatiana and Thiago Soares as Onegin in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in After the Rain

Claire Calvert and Thiago Soares in The Winter's Tale

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in rehearsal for After the Rain, The Royal Ballet

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for After the Rain, The Royal Ballet

Thiago Soares as Leontes in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Leanne Cope and Thiago Soares in Sweet Violets

Marienela Nuñez at Kitri and Thiago Soares as Basilio in Don Quixote

Thiago Soares as Basilio in Don Quixote

Thiago Soares, Marianela Nuñez and Artists of The Royal Ballet in Jewels, The Royal Ballet

Melissa Hamilton and Thiago Soares in Las Hermanas.

Thiago Soares as The Prince and Marianela Nuñez as Cinderella in Cinderella

Thiago Soares as Prince Florimund and Marianela Nuñez as Princess Aurora in the Sleeping Beauty.

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in Birthday Offering.

On the set for the Winter Season One Extraordinary World shoot

Roberta Marquez and Thiago Soares in Giselle.

Thaigo Soares and Mara Galeazzi in Thais - Pas des Deux

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet