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Thomas Edwards

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Artist

Andrew Thomas

Born in Worcester, Thomas trained at Harlequin Stage School and as a Junior and Mid Associate with Birmingham Royal Ballet, where he performed in Sir Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker (2004), before completing the associate programme in London as a Senior Associate with the Royal Ballet.

Thomas continued his professional training at Central School of Ballet, graduating in 2013 with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Performance.

During his training, he was the recipient of the Central Friends Trust Award (2010), and was a finalist in both The Young British Dancer of the Year (2012) and The Prix De Lausanne (2013).

Thomas performed at the 2012 Olympics with Central’s graduate company ‘Ballet Central’ as a Foundation student at the O2 Arena, ExCel Centre and the Olympic Park, and was selected to perform a solo at Wembley Arena. During his final year Thomas toured the UK and Europe with Ballet Central as a degree student, creating roles in works by Kennth Tindall and Resmi Malko, as well as performing in established repertoire such as the Florestan pas de trois from The Sleeping Beauty and Mapping #3 by Darshan Singh Bhuller.

Prior to graduation Thomas worked with Kim Brandstrup in Britten’s Death In Venice with English National Opera, performing in London and Amsterdam.

Thomas joined Scottish Ballet in August 2013.

Why did you become a dancer?

I first became interested in dance when I was about 3 years old due to my two sisters, one older and the other my twin. I used to go with them to their lessons at Harlequin Stage School and sit in the waiting room, as there was no one else to look after me at home. Whilst they were dancing my mom thought I was off playing, when in fact I was outside the studio door mimicking what my two sisters were doing! A few weeks later, the teacher came out and said to my Mum that she should get me some dance kit as I'd been joining in the lessons for the past two weeks without her knowing, and that's how it all started.

Repertoire

Elite Syncopations, MacMillan
Hansel & Gretel, Hampson
Romeo & Juliet, Pastor


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Reviews

Hansel & Gretel 2013/14

... a black leather-clad biker gang The Ravens, beautifully danced with precision by Daniel Davidson, Rimbaud Patron and Thomas Edwards.

Glasgow Theatre Blog, Dec 16

 

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