Thomas Forster was born in 1986 in London, England and began his ballet training at the age of 8 with the Royal Ballet School Associate Programme. At age 11 he commenced full-time dance training with Elmhurst School of Dance and then joined the Upper School of the Royal Ballet School in 2002. Forster's performing experience includes principal roles in The Royal Ballet School performances on stage at the Royal Opera House and on The Royal Ballet School's graduation tour to Japan and New York in 2005. He has also performed with the Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.
Forster joined ABT's Studio Company in May 2006, the main Company, as an apprentice, in January 2007 and the corps de ballet in December 2007. His repertory with the Company includes Lorenzo in Don Quixote, Her Lover in Jardin aux Lilas, His Friend in The Moor's Pavane, the Spanish Dance in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet, the Spanish Suitor in The Sleeping Beauty, von Rothbart and the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake, The Poet in Les Sylphides, Apollo in Sylvia, the second movement of Symphony in C, Alonso in The Tempest and roles in Baker's Dozen, Company B, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Duets, Gong, One of Three, Overgrown Path, Private Light and Thirteen Diversions. He created a role in Aftereffect.
He created the Mouse King in Ratmansky's The Nutcracker and roles in Blue Pas de Deux, Dumbarton, Everything Doesn't Happen at Once, From Here On Out, Thirteen Diversions and Troika.
Mr. Forster's performances at American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Jane and Jerry del Missier.