Jack Thomas

Corps de Ballet

Meet Jack

Hometown: Denver, CO
Jack Thomas began ballet studies at age five as a form of rehabilitation after breaking his leg in a skiing accident. He received his training at several studios throughout Colorado, supplementing that training with summer intensives at Jacob’s Pillow, Houston Ballet Academy, Carreno Dance Festival, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. In 2012, he joined the year-round training program at Houston Ballet Academy on a full scholarship, and, in 2015, competed as a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne.

Jack joined Pennsylvania Ballet for our 2016/2017 season as a member of the corps de ballet. Since joining the company, he has performed the principal roles of the Prince in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella and Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. As well, Jack danced in the world premiere of Brian Sanders’ Chicken Bone Brain.

Prior to Pennsylvania Ballet, Jack danced with Houston Ballet’s second company (HB2), under Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch, Houston Ballet Academy Director Shelly Power, and HB2 Directors Claudio Munoz and Sabrina Lenzi. As a member of their second company, Jack traveled internationally and performed a diverse repertoire of works, such as Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake, Time to Dance, and La Bayadere, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Serenade, and Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

PERSONAL QUOTE

“To play a wrong note is insignificant; To play without passion is inexcusable.”
– Ludwig van Beethoven

FUN FACT

When he’s not dancing, Jack is playing golf…almost always with his dad.

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Performance Highlights

With Pennsylvania Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Hot Chocolate)

 

  • The Third Light (company premiere)

 

  • Rush (company premiere)
Jack Thomas | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev
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