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Soloists

Myles Thatcher

Myles Thatcher

Biography

  • BORN

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • TRAINING

    Margo Clifford Ging
    The Harid Conservatory
    Edward Ellison Professional Training Program
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program, 2008–2009

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Named an apprentice in 2009
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2010
    Promoted to soloist in 2020

    Photo: Myles Thatcher in Cranko's Onegin // © Erik Tomasson

Tomasson

Caprice (originated)

Don Quixote (Gamache)

Giselle (Wilfred, Servant to the Duke, and Peasants)

Haffner Symphony

Le Quattro Stagioni (Winter)

Nutcracker (Dr. Stahlbaum, Party Guests, Jack-in-the-Box, King of the Snow, Spanish, Arabian, and Russian)

On a Theme of Paganini

Prism

Romeo & Juliet (Paris and Capulet Men)

Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Peasants, Russian, and Czardas lead)

Trio

 

Balanchine

Allegro Brillante 

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet

Coppélia (Villagers and War and Discord corps)

Diamonds (Demis and Corps)

The Four Temperaments (3rd Theme)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander)

Scotch Symphony

Serenade

Stars & Stripes (Men’s Regiment)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Symphony in C (2nd movement demi-soloist) 

Symphony in Three Movements (Demi-soloist)

Theme and Variations (soloist and corps)

 

Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Captain Alving/Oswald Alving in “Ghosts”)

Lambarena (Principal)

Tears (originated a soloist role)

 

Cranko

Onegin (Lensky and corps)

 

Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels (originated)

 

Fokine

Petrouchka

 

Forsythe

Artifact Suite

Pas/Parts 2016

 

King

The Collective Agreement (originated)

 

lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Gentlemen)

 

Liang

The Infinite Ocean

 

Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Pas de cinq and corps)

 

Lopez Ochoa

Guernica (originated a principal couples’ role)

 

McIntyre

The Big Hunger (originated)

 

Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Sandpaper Ballet

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid

 

Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III

 

Peck

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

 

Pita

Salome (originated a Hostages role) 

 

Possokhov

Classical Symphony

Firebird

Fusion

Magrittomania

created in Optimistic Tragedy (originated a Four Sailors role)

The Rite of Spring (soloist)

Swimmer (Waiters and corps)

 

Ratmansky

From Foreign Lands (German, Polish, and Hungarian) 

Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy 

 

Robbins

The Concert

Glass Pieces 

Opus 19/The Dreamer 

 

Scarlett

Frankenstein

Hummingbird (Soloist and originated a corps role)

 

Wheeldon

Cinderella (Benjamin, Fates, Summer corps, and Courtiers)

Continuum 

Ghosts (soloist)

Number Nine

Rush

Within the Golden Hour (principal, soloist, and corps)

 

Zanella

Underskin 

  • Choreographed Redbird for Charlotte Ballet in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 2018.
  • Choreographed Otherness for SF Ballet’s Unbound festival, April 2018.
  • Nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for Ghost in the Machine, 2018.
  • Choreographed Ghost in the Machine for the 2017 Repertory Season, April 2017.
  • Choreographed Panorama for SF Ballet School, March 2017.
  • Nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for Manifesto, 2016. 
  • Choreographed Foragers for The International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto, Canada, November 2016.
  • Choreographed Body of Your Dreams for the Rolex Arts Weekend in Mexico City, Mexico, December 2015.
  • Chosen as one of seven artists in the 2014–15 Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative, selected and mentored by American Ballet Theatre Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky.
  • Choreographed Polaris for New York City Ballet in New York, September 2015.
  • Choreographed Passengers for Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Illinois, September 2015.
  • Danced the role of Paris in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.
  • Commissioned by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson to create a ballet for the 2015 Repertory Season, Manifesto. 
  • Choreographed Spectrum for SF Ballet School Student Showcase, 2014.
  • Choreographed In the Passerine’s Clutch for SF Ballet’s 2013 Repertory Season Gala.
  • Choreographed Stone and Steel for SF Ballet School Student Showcase, 2013.
  • Choreographed Spinae for SF Ballet School Student Showcase, 2012.
  • Choreographed for Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien for the San Francisco Symphony, 2012.
  • Choreographed Timepiece for Assemblée Internationale at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada, 2009.

Q&A

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME? WHY?

The men's Classical Symphony (Possokhov) costumes designed by Sandra Woodall might be the most flattering and comfortable things I've worn on stage.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A DANCER? WHY?

I feel it’s hard for dancers to feel personally proud of their work. I feel most proud when our Company collectively pulls off a hard tour, or puts together a full-length ballet that we all care about.

IF I WEREN'T A DANCER I'D BE...

A dance maker, I'd hope. I guess I caught the ballet bug...