Donald Thom was born in Kanata, Ontario and trained at Linda Jamieson School of Dance and The Royal Ballet Upper School. Mr. Thom 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. Mr. Thom was promoted to Second Soloist in 2016.
Recently, Mr. Thom made his debut as Uncle Nikolai in The Nutcracker and Diamond Man in The Sleeping Beauty. His repertoire includes Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire and Business Man in the world premiere of Le Petit Prince. Mr. Thom has also danced roles in Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Onegin, Pinocchio, Genus, The Winter’s Tale, Swan Lake, The Concert and Rubies. Mr. Thom’s repertoire with The Royal Ballet included Lensky in Onegin, Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 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.
Born: Kanata, Ontario
Trained: Linda Jamieson School of Dance and The Royal Ballet Upper School
Second Soloist since: 2016