PNB Dancer Ezra Thomson

Ezra Thomson

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 and soloist in 2017.

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

Mr. Thomson has choreographed works for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s NEXT STEP and Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s annual School Performance. In 2016, he choreographed Stinger for Sculptured Dance, a collaboration between Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Art Museum presented at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park. In 2018, he choreographed The Perpetual State for Pacific Northwest Ballet. In 2021, he choreographed and originated a role in Salt of the Earth for PNB’s digital Season Encore performance.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
Agon
Coppélia (Dr. Coppelius)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Herr Drosselmeier, Soldier Doll, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Candy Cane)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck, Lysander, Bottom)
Prodigal Son (Friend)
Andrew Bartee
arms that work*
Dirty Goods*
Peter Boal
Giselle (Old Man)
Donald Byrd
And the sky is not cloudy all day*
Love and Loss*
Alejandro Cerrudo
Little mortal jump
Memory Glow*
Silent Ghost
Kyle Davis
A Dark and Lonely Space
Nacho Duato
Rassemblement
William Forsythe
In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
New Suite
Kiyon Gaines
Sum Stravinsky
Paul Gibson
The Piano Dance
Marco Goecke
Place a Chill*
Ronald Hynd
The Sleeping Beauty (Duke of Burgundy, Gallison, Blue Bird pas de deux, Puss in Boots)
Jiri Kylian
Forgotten Land
Petite Mort
Sechs Tänze (Six Dances)
Jessica Lang
Her Door to the Sky
Edwaard Liang
The Veil Between Worlds*
Jean-Christophe Maillot
Roméo et Juliette (Mercutio)
Benjamin Millepied
3 Movements
Amanda Morgan
This Space Left Intentionally Blank*
Mark Morris
Kammermusik No. 3*
Matthew Neenan
Bacchus
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Cylindrical Shadows
Justin Peck
Debonair*
Miles Pertl
Wash of Gray*
Crystal Pite
Emergence
Plot Point
Victor Quijada
Mating Theory*
Suspension of Disbelief
Alexei Ratmansky
Concerto DSCH
Jerome Robbins
The Concert
Fancy Free
In the Night
West Side Story Suite (Riff)
Eva Stone
F O I L*
Kent Stowell
Carmina Burana
Cinderella (Harlequin)
Nutcracker (Prince, Herr Drosselmeier)
Swan Lake (Wolfgang, Czardas, Neapolitan Dance)
Susan Stroman
TAKE FIVE … More or Less
Price Suddarth
The Intermission Project*
Signature*
Twyla Tharp
Afternoon Ball
Brief Fling
Nine Sinatra Songs
Waiting at the Station
Christopher Wheeldon
Polyphonia
Tide Harmonic
Robyn Mineko Williams
The Trees The Trees*
* Originated role