Donald Thom

First Soloist

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Biography

Donald Thom was born in Kanata, Ontario and trained at Linda Jamieson School of Dance and The Royal Ballet Upper School. Donald danced with The Royal Ballet as a First Artist before joining The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2015 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2019.

Recently, Donald made his debut as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and in a soloist role in Etudes. His repertoire includes The Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Uncle Nikolai in The Nutcracker, Diamond Man in The Sleeping Beauty, Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, Puck in The Dream and Business Man in Le Petit Prince. Donald has also danced roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Cinderella, Onegin, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, Pinocchio, La Sylphide, The Concert, Rubies, Chaconne, Paquita, The Four Seasons, Petite Mort, The Second Detail, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Approximate Sonata 2016, Genus, Angels’ Atlas, Emergence, Being and Nothingness and Night.

Donald’s repertoire with The Royal Ballet includes Lensky in Onegin, Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, pas de six in Giselle and roles in Scènes de ballet, Rhapsody, Connectome, Mayerling, Don Quixote and The Nutcracker. He also created roles in Untouchable by Hofesh Shechter, Woolf Works by Wayne McGregor and performed in the world premiere of The Winter’s Tale by Christopher Wheeldon.

 

Quick Facts

Born: Kanata, Ontario
Trained: Linda Jamieson School of Dance and The Royal Ballet Upper School
Joined: 2015
First Soloist since: 2019