Principal dancer with the London Royal Ballet
Thiago Soares trained at The Center for Dance Rio, before joining the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre Ballet were he became principal dancer within a year. Since then he has achieved a critically acclaimed and award-filled career, including the Silver Medal at the Paris International Dance Competition (1998), the Gold Medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition (2001) and in 2005 winning the Critics Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Classical Male Dancer in the UK and he is considerate by critics the best dance/actor of his generation. In 2014 he was awarded the Special International Press award by the Brazilian embassy in London for his contribution to the arts over the years of his career in Europe. With the Royal ballet he has performed all the leading male roles of the classical productions such as Tchaikovsky’s Siegfried (“Swan Lake”) and Prince Désiré (“The Sleeping Beauty”), Prokofiev’s Prince (“Cinderella”) and Romeo (“Romeo and Juliet”), Count Albrecht (Adam’s “Giselle”), Solor (Minkus’ “La Bayadère”), Colas (Ashton’s “La Fille Mal Gardée”), Rudolph (MacMillan’s “Mayerling”), the title role in Cranko’s “Onegin” and many others as well as doing main parts in new pieces by choreographers such as Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, William Tuckett, Mark Morris, Liam Scarlett and perform leading parts in Balanchine’s ballets, such as “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux”, “Jewels”, “Symphony in C”, “Four Temperaments” and others.
He has been a welcomed guest artist in many theatres: La Scala, Teatro Argentino de La Plata, The Bolshoi Theatre, Teatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro, Opera di Roma, and others.