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 prior to being named an apprentice in 2009. He joined the Company in 2010.
Thatcher has performed featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Wilfred) and Nutcracker (Jack-in-the-Box, Russian, and Spanish), 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), Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq), Scarlett’s Hummingbird (soloist), and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Benjamin) and Ghosts (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 Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Prism, Le Quattro Stagioni, and Trio; Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st and 4th movements), Coppélia, The Four Temperaments, Scotch Symphony, and Theme and Variations; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Firebird, Fusion, and The Rite of Spring; Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands and Shostakovich Trilogy (Chamber Symphony); Robbins’ Glass Pieces, The Concert, and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Wheeldon’s Number Nine and Rush; and Zanella’s Underskin.
Thatcher was commissioned by Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson to create a ballet for the 2015 Repertory Season. 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 participated in the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program in 2008–2009.
Thatcher is 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.