Owen joined Houston Ballet in 2007 where he performed in the company's productions of Kylian’s Soldiers Mass, Balanchine’s Symphony In C, van Manen’s 5 Tangos, Cranko’s Onegin, Bourneville’s La Sylphide, Hynd’s Merry Widow, Stevenson’s Nutcracker, and Welch’s Marie, Cinderella, Bolero and Five Seasons.
Owen was invited by Ashley Page to join Scottish Ballet in 2009, and was promoted to Coryphée in July 2011. He has danced featured roles in Pastor's Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt and Lord Capulet) and In Light and Shadow, and Page's The Nutcracker (Dr Stahlbaum and the Russian variation), The Sleeping Beauty (The King, Elfin Prince), Cinderella (Father) and Alice (Jabberwock, Caterpillar). He has also performed in Page's Fearful Symmetries, Pennies from Heaven and Room of Cooks, Forsythe's Workwithinwork, Ashton's Scènes de Ballet, Caniparoli's Still Life, MacMillan's Song of the Earth, Elo's Kings 2 Ends, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley) and and Martin Lawrance's Run For It.
Watch Owen as The Prince from The Sleeping Beauty
Owen's video diary from The Sleeping Beauty tour
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
.Sunday Express, 01 May 2011 – Owen 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.
.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, …
.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.