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Thomas Forster

London, England

Joined ABT 2007 / Soloist since 2015

Biography

Photo: Renata Pavam

Thomas Forster was born in London, England and began his ballet training at the age of eight with The Royal Ballet School Associate Programme.  At 11, he commenced full-time dance training at the 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’s 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 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 a leading role in Bach Partita, the High Brahmin in La Bayadére, a Step-Sister and Wellington in Cinderella, Espada and Lorenzo in Don Quixote, the second sailor in Fancy Free, Thomas in La Fille mal gardée, Ivan in Firebird, Hilarion in Giselle, the Duke in Gaîté Parisienne, Harlequin’s Friend in Harlequinade, Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre, Her Lover in Jardin aux Lilas, Jailer in Manon, His Friend in The Moor’s Pavane, the Nutcracker Prince and the Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker, the Arabian Man in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Sergei in On the Dnieper, Prince Gremin in Onegin, Tybalt, Paris and Lord Montage in Romeo and Juliet, Zephyr in The Seasons, the Spanish Suitor in The Sleeping Beauty, a Fairy Cavalier and Prince Fortune in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty,von Rothbart both Lakeside and Ballroom, and the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake, The Poet in Les Sylphides, Apollo in Sylvia, Alonso in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Tempest, Prince Coffee, Prince Cocoa and Boris Wutki in Whipped Cream, leading roles in Her Notes, Souvenir d’un lieu cher and With a Chance of Rain, leading roles in AFTERITE, Blue Pas de Deux, Monotones II, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, Symphonie Concertante, Symphony in C, Thirteen Diversions and Troika and featured roles in AfterEffect, After You, Baker’s Dozen, Company B, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Duets, Gong, In the Upper Room, One of Three, Overgrown Path, Private Light, Raymonda Divertissements and Sinfonietta.

He created Pierrot in Alexei Ratmansky’s Harlequinade, the Mouse King in Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, the English Prince in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty and a leading role in Garden Blue, as well as featured roles in Aftereffect (2013), Dumbarton, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once and From Here On Out.

Forster was appointed a Soloist in August 2015.

Mr. Forster’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Donna Calamari and ABT’s Golden Circle Council.

Upcoming Performances

December 19, 2019
7:00 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Nutcracker, the Prince)
December 22, 2019
12:30 pm
Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker
(Nutcracker, the Prince)
February 15, 2020
7:30 pm
Washington, D.C.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Giselle
(Albrecht)
March 19, 2020
7:30 pm
Chicago, Illinois
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Jardin aux Lilas
(Her Lover)
March 21, 2020
2:00 pm
Chicago, Illinois
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Deuce Coupe
March 21, 2020
2:00 pm
Chicago, Illinois
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Jardin aux Lilas
(Her Lover)
March 22, 2020
2:00 pm
Chicago, Illinois
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Deuce Coupe
March 22, 2020
2:00 pm
Chicago, Illinois
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Jardin aux Lilas
(Her Lover)
March 29, 2020
1:00 pm
Durham, North Carolina
Durham Performing Arts Center
Giselle
(Albrecht)
May 30, 2020
2:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Romeo and Juliet
(Romeo)
June 10, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Giselle
(Albrecht)
June 17, 2020
2:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
The Sleeping Beauty
(Prince Désiré)
June 24, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Jane Eyre
(Edward Rochester)
June 27, 2020
2:00 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Swan Lake
(Prince Siegfried)
July 2, 2020
7:30 pm
New York, New York
Metropolitan Opera House
Swan Lake
(Prince Siegfried)

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