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Thiago Soares

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Brazilian dancer Thiago Soares is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company as a First Artist in 2002 and was promoted to Soloist in 2003, First Soloist in 2004 and Principal in 2006.

Soares was born in Rio de Janeiro and trained at the Rio de Janeiro Centre for Dance. In 1998 he joined the Municipal Theatre Ballet. His repertory with The Royal Ballet includes Albrecht (Giselle), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince (The Nutcracker and Cinderella), Basilio (Don Quixote), Solor (La Bayadère), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Romeo and Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet), Crown Prince Rudolf (Mayerling), Lescaut (Manon), Leontes (The Winter’s Tale), Onegin, Rasputin (Anastasia) and in ‘Diamonds’ (Jewels) and Song of the Earth. His role creations include in The Seven Deadly Sins and Tetractys. He regularly appears as a guest artist with companies including La Scala, Milan.

Soares’s awards include silver medal at the 1998 Paris International Dance Competition, gold medal at the 2001 Moscow International Ballet Competition and Outstanding Male Artist (Classical) at the 2004 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

Videos

News and features

Your Reaction: What did you think of George Balanchine's Jewels live in cinemas?

12 April 2017
Your Reaction: What did you think of George Balanchine's <em>Jewels</em> live in cinemas?

A selection of audience responses to The Royal Ballet's performance of 'Emeralds', 'Rubies' and 'Diamonds', relayed to cinemas across the world.

Watch: Rehearsals for George Balanchine’s ballet Jewels

3 March 2017
Watch: Rehearsals for George Balanchine’s ballet <em>Jewels</em>

Principals of The Royal Ballet rehearse Balanchine's sparkling abstract work.

Anastasia to be relayed live to cinemas on 2 November 2016

28 October 2016
<em>Anastasia</em> to be relayed live to cinemas on 2 November 2016

Kenneth MacMillan's dramatic ballet is inspired by the story of Anna Anderson, who believed herself to be the famous Russian princess.

Photos

Marianela Nuñez as Hermione and Thiago Soares as Leontes in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in ‘Diamonds’ from Jewels, The Royal Ballet

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez with Kevin O'Hare in rehearsal for Winter Dreams, World Ballet Day 2018

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for Winter Dreams, World Ballet Day 2018

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in rehearsal for Winter Dreams, World Ballet Day 2018

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares photographed for What Lies Beneath

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Carlos Acosta as The Messenger of Death, Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in Song of the Earth

Thiago Soares as Onegin and Marianela Nuñez as Tatiana in Onegin

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in After the Rain

Claire Calvert and Thiago Soares in The Winter's Tale

Thiago Soares in Swan Lake

Wayne McGregor, Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in rehearsals for Raven Girl

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nunez in Jewels

Thiago Soares as Prince Siegfried and Marianela Nuñez as Odile in Swan Lake

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez at the ROH Cinema Season 2013/14 launch

Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in Gloria

Marianela Nuñez as Princess Aurora and Thiago Soares as Prince Florimund in The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in Jewels

Thiago Soares as Robert Wood, Leanne Cope as Emily Dimmock in Sweet Violets

Thaigo Soares and Mara Galeazzi in Thais - Pas des Deux

Thaigo Soares and Mara Galeazzi in Thais - Pas des Deux

On the set for the Winter Season One Extraordinary World shoot

Lauren Cuthbertson as Mary Vetsera and Thiago Soares as Crown Prince Rudolf in rehearsal for Mayerling, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in After the Rain

Thiago Soares as Lige Hightower in The Wind, The Royal Ballet

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for Winter Dreams, World Ballet Day 2018

Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for Winter Dreams, World Ballet Day 2018

Thiago Soares as Leontes in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez as Tatiana and Thiago Soares as Onegin in Onegin

Claire Calvert and Thiago Soares in The Winter's Tale

Marianela Nuñez in Tatiana and Thiago Soares as Onegin in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

Marienela Nuñez at Kitri and Thiago Soares as Basilio in Don Quixote

Thiago Soares as Basilio in Don Quixote

Thiago Soares, Marianela Nuñez and Artists of The Royal Ballet in Jewels, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in After the Rain