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Owen Thorne

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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Owen trained at San Francisco Ballet School, Nashville Ballet and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Owen has performed in San Francisco Ballet’s productions of Possokhov’s Firebird and Don Quixote and Tomassion’s Sleeping Beauty.

In 2007 Thorne was invited to performed in with Houston Ballet’s productions of  and while with the company danced in productions including Kylian’s Soldiers Mass, Balanchine’s Symphony In C, van Manen’s Five Tangos, Cranko’s Onegin, Bourneville’s La Sylphide, Hynd’s Merry Widow, Stevenson’s Nutcracker, and Welch’s Marie and Cinderella. He also trained under Marica Dale Weary and Richard Cook at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and trained on merit scholarship at Julliard, Kirov Ballet in Washington DC and Miami City Ballet. 

Owen joined Scottish Ballet in 2009. In 2010 Thorne starred as Tybalt and Lord Capulet in Krzyzstof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet to rave reviews.

Owen also featured in the BBC documentary on Peter Darrell, “Peter Darrell – Scotland’s Dance Pioneer”, dancing Cheri

Repertoire

Scenes de Ballet, Ashton
Workwithinwork, Forsythe
In Light and Shadow, Pastor
The Nutcracker (Dr Stahlbaum, Mouse King, Russian), Page
Fearful Symmetries, Page
Pennies From Heaven
, Page
The Sleeping Beauty, Page
Cinderella,
Page
Alice, Page
Kings 2 Ends, Jorma Elo
Still Life, Caniparoli
Run For It, Lawrance
Song of the Earth (Fourth Song Lead Boy), MacMillan
Highland Fling (James), Bourne
A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley), Meckler/Lopez Ochoa
Shift, Bruce
Pierrot Lunaire, Tetley
Trace, Pickett
Elite Syncopations, MacMillan

Gallery

Owen Thorne

Video

Watch Owen as The Prince from The Sleeping Beauty

Owen's video diary from The Sleeping Beauty tour

Reviews

2014

.Dance Europe, July 2014 - Owen Thorne's Tybalt chilled the blood. He looks dashing and his dancing is swift and expansive.

2011

US TOUR 2011

Elo's Kings 2 Ends

. LA Times, 15 October 2011 - The two notable couples were Sophie Martin paired with Daniel Davidson and Owen Thorne with Eve Mutso (whose quirky opening solo was another high point).

ALICE 2011 

.Sunday Express, 01 May 2011Owen Thorne makes a feast of Jabberwock, the Queen of Hearts’ executioner. Head bizarrely hidden in a net box and wielding an outsize axe, he keeps popping up walking slowly across the stage, somehow hinting at Frankenstein and Albert Pierrepoint, Britain’s last hang man. Young Thorne is clearly a talented lad.

2010

CINDERELLA 2010/11

.Northings, 14 December 2010 – Eve Mutso’s stylishly danced (and acted) Stepmother, Owen Thorne’s sad alcoholic father, Kara McLaughlin’s gangling Stepsister and Luke Ahmet’s fawning Equerry deliver nicely judged performances.

ROMEO AND JULIET 2010

.Hi-arts, 18 May 2010 – Capulet, danced with elegant ruthlessness by Owen Thorne, … 

.The Stage, 11 May 2010 – The street and party scenes, led by the excellent Owen Thorne and Eve Mutso as the Capulets…

.Ballet.co.uk, May 2010 - Another dancer who has an enormous stage presence is Owen Thorne. He was sensational as Capulet in one performance and Tybalt in another - his brooding, threatening presence was mesmerising to watch.

 

 

 

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