Corps de Ballet
Originally from Colorado, Jack Thomas began studying ballet at the age of 5 as a form of rehabilitation after breaking his leg in a skiing accident. He received his dance training at several studios throughout Colorado, supplementing his 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.
At age 16, he joined Houston Ballet’s 2nd Company, 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 Houston Ballet’s 2nd Company, Mr. Thomas traveled internationally and performed a diverse repertoire including 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.
In 2015, Mr. Thomas competed as a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne. Mr. Thomas joined Pennsylvania Ballet for the 2016/2017 season as a member of the Corps de Ballet.