Ezra Thomson

PNB Corps de Ballet

Ezra Thomson © Angela Sterling

Ezra Thomson is from San Bernardino, California. He studied on scholarship at Riverside Ballet Arts, Orlando Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet School (Canada), the Rock School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Burklyn Ballet Theatre. Mr. Thomson was a 2009 recipient of the Flemming Halby Exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet School. He danced with Orlando Ballet before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2009. He was promoted to corps de ballet in 2010.

In 2007, Mr. Thomson won the gold medal in the regional Youth America Grand Prix competition.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine’s Agon, Coppélia (Dr. Coppelius), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom); Paul Gibson’s The Piano Dance; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Blue Bird pas de deux, Puss in Boots); Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land, Petite Mort, and Sechs Tänze (Six Dances); Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Mercutio); Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Victor Quijada’s Suspension of Disbelief; Kent Stowell’s Cinderella (Harlequin) and Swan Lake (Wolfgang); Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling and Nine Sinatra Songs; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia.

Originated Leading Roles

Andrew Bartee’s arms that work, Alejandro Cerrudo’s Memory Glow, Marco Goecke’s Place a Chill, Mark Morris’ Kammermusik No. 3, and Victor Quijada’s Mating Theory.

Featured Roles

Peter Boal’s Giselle, Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker, and Twyla Tharp’s Waterbaby Bagatelles.

Photos of Ezra Thomson


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