Myles Thatcher

Myles Thatcher

The protégé

Published in 2014

Acknowledged for his versatility and profound talent as a rising star of classical ballet, American dancer Myles Thatcher has been described as a choreographer with incredible potential by Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer of the San Francisco Ballet.“I am intrigued by the endless possibilities of moving bodies in space,” says Thatcher, who remembers choreographing a piece to the Nutcracker Suite when he was a child. Thatcher attended the Harid Conservatory in Florida and studied at New York’s Ellison Ballet School before joining the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program in 2008. In 2009, he joined the company as an apprentice and was accepted into the corps de ballet a year later. Two of his latest works for the school’s trainees are Spinae (2011–2012) and Stone and Steel (2013), both the result of Thatcher encouraging strong feedback from his dancers. He will now choreograph a piece for the San Francisco Ballet’s 2015 repertory season. Looking forward to his mentorship with Alexei Ratmansky, he is attracted by the master’s musicality and wit, as well as his use of classical vocabulary in creating modern works.