Myles Thatcher (© David Allen)
Named apprentice in 2009. Joined in 2010.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Myles Thatcher trained at The Harid Conservatory, Ellison Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet School. He was in the SF Ballet School Trainee program for two years prior to being named an apprentice in 2009. He joined the Company in 2010.
Thatcher has performed principal or featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Wilfred), Nutcracker (Jack-in-the-Box, Russian, and Spanish), and Romeo & Juliet (Paris); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Gamache); Cranko’s Onegin (Lensky); Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Symphony in Three Movements (demi-soloist); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (Oswald) and Lambarena (principal); Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq); Scarlett’s Hummingbird (soloist); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Benjamin), Ghosts (soloist), and Within the Golden Hour (soloist). He created a soloist role in Caniparoli’s Tears and corps de ballet roles in Tomasson’s Caprice and Scarlett’s Hummingbird.
His repertory also includes Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Prism, Le Quattro Stagioni, and Trio; Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st and 4th movements), Coppélia, The Four Temperaments, Scotch Symphony, Serenade, and Theme and Variations; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Firebird, Fusion, The Rite of Spring, and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands and Shostakovich Trilogy (Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ Glass Pieces, The Concert, and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Wheeldon’s Number Nine and Rush; and Zanella’s Underskin.
In 2015, Thatcher was commissioned to create new works for New York City Ballet and Joffrey Ballet, and he danced the role of Paris in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. In 2014, he was commissioned by Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson to create a ballet for the 2015 Repertory Season, Manifesto. Thatcher choreographed In the Passerine’s Clutch for the SF Ballet 2013 Repertory Season Gala and, for the San Francisco Ballet School Showcase, Spinae, Stone and Steel, and Spectrum in 2012, 2013, and 2014, respectively. He choreographed a dance segment for Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien at the San Francisco Symphony in 2012 and Timepiece for the Assemblée Internationale at Canada’s National Ballet School in 2009.
Thatcher was one of seven artists in the 2014–15 Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative, selected by his mentor, American Ballet Theatre Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky.