Trygve Cumpston

Corps de Ballet

Trygve Cumpston

Trygve Cumpston. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Des Moines, Iowa
Trained: School of Classical Ballet and Dance in Des Moines, Iowa, Orlando Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School  
Joined: 2012
Corps de Ballet since: 2013


Five Things to Know

  1. 1
  2. Trygve was named after his great-grandfather.
  4. 2He has a black belt in Taekwondo.
  6. 3At the age of 15, Trygve moved to San Francisco from Florida to train at San Francisco Ballet School.
  8. 4Trygve has appeared in roles such as Benno in Swan Lake, L’Allumeur in Le Petit Prince and Icicle in The Nutcracker.
  10. 5He has enjoyed working with choreographers such as William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, John Neumeier, James Kudelka, Guillaume Côté and Robert Binet.


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Onegin
  3. 2Nijinsky
  4. 3  
  5. 3Swan Lake
  6. 4Angels' Atlas
  8. 5Within the Golden Hour (Christopher Wheeldon)