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Thomas Forster


Joined ABT 2007 / Principal since 2020

Biography

Photo: Renata Pavam

Thomas Forster was born 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 Studio Company in May 2006, the main Company as an apprentice in January 2007, and the corps de ballet in December 2007.  He was promoted to Soloist in August 2015 and to Principal Dancer in September 2020.