Thiago Soares

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Thiago Soares
Born1981
Rio de Janerio, Brazil
OccupationBallet dancer
SpouseMarianela Núñez (2011 - present)
Website
http://www.thiagosoares.com
 
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Thiago Soares
Born1981
Rio de Janerio, Brazil
OccupationBallet dancer
SpouseMarianela Núñez (2011 - present)
Website
http://www.thiagosoares.com

Thiago Soares (born 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian Principal dancer of the Royal Ballet, London.[1]

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Biography

Soares trained at the Centre for Dance, Rio de Janeiro before joining the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre Ballet in 1998; his repertoire included the Prince in The Nutcracker, Siegfried in Natalia Makarova's Swan Lake, Solor in Makarova's La Bayadère, Romeo in Vladimir Vasiliev's Romeo and Juliet, and Basilio in Don Quixote.

He has trained with: Yelê Bittencourt, Debora Bastos, Angelica Fiorani, Manoel Francisco and Dalal Achcar (BR), Slawa Muchamedov (RU), Johnathan Cope (UK), Liopa Araujo and Dino Carrera (CU).

In 2002 he briefly trained with the Kirov Ballet and danced Siegfried and Basilio with the Russian State Ballet.

Soares joined the Royal Ballet in 2002 as a First Artist and was promoted to Soloist in September 2003, First Soloist in September 2004 and finally, Principal in September 2006.

Since joining the company, he has danced the title role in John Cranko's production of Eugene Onegin, Siegfriend in Anthony Dowell's Swan Lake, the Prince in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker, the First Movement of Balanchine's Four Temperaments, the Second Movement of Balanchine's Symphony in C, Diamonds in Jewels and Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de deux.

His Kenneth MacMillan repertoire includes Tybalt and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Rasputin in Anastasia, Lescaut in Manon, Elite Syncopations, Farewell Pas de deux from Winter Dreams and Rudolf in Mayerling.

His Frederick Ashton repertoire includes the Thaïs Medatition Pas de deux, Orion in Sylvia, Colas in La Fille mal gardée, Birthday Offering Pas de deux and Awakening Pas de deux.

He has also danced Carabosse and Prince Desire in Makarova's Sleeping Beauty, Solor in Makarova's La Bayadére, the lead Pas de deux in William Forsyeth's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated Franz in Ninette de Valois' Coppélia, Glen Tetley's Voluntaries, Mark Morris' Gong, Ivan Tsarevich in Fokine's The Firebird, Prince Florimund in the Monica Mason and Christopher Newton production of The Sleeping Beauty and the Queen of Fire's Consort in Christopher Wheeldon's Fire variation in Homage to the Queen.

He has also created roles in David Bintley's Les Saisons and Will Tucket's The Seven Deadly Sins.

Television appearances include the "Thaïs Pax de deux" and Orion in "Sylvia," both in 2004.

In his professional life he performed with great international ballet artists like Svetlana Zaharova, Marianela Nuñez, Sylvie Guillem, Darcey Bussell, Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojucaru, Roberta Marquez, Cecilia Kerche, among others.

Nowadays his agenda includes performances as a guest artists in the USA, Japan, Korea, China, Argentina, Russia, and France. [2]

Awards

His awards include the Silver Medal at the Paris International Dance Competition in 1998, the Gold Medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition in 2001, and the "Outstanding Classical Dancer" award at the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards in 2004. [3]

Personal life

Soares is married to fellow dancer and frequent partner Marianela Núñez. The couple fell in love after he joined the Royal Ballet in 2002 and became engaged in December 2006 when Soares proposed to Núñez on stage after a curtain call for a performance of The Sleeping Beauty in front of the whole company.[4] They married in Buenos Aires in July 2011 in front of family and friends.

On DVD

Soares performed Orion in the 2005 filmed performance of Sylvia, alongside Darcey Bussell as Sylvia and Roberto Bolle as Aminta. The performance was released on DVD.

Soares and Núñez performed the lead roles together in the 2009 filmed performance on Swan Lake, which is also available on DVD.

References

  1. ^ Bain, David. "Thiago Soares interview". London: ballet.co.uk magazine. http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_04/apr04/interview_thiago_soares.htm. Retrieved 20 December 2003. 
  2. ^ from the official site of Thiago Soares: http://www.thiagosoares.com
  3. ^ from the official site of Thiago Soares: http://www.thiagosoares.com
  4. ^ Taylor, Jeffery. "Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares on Swan Lake and Love". London: ballet.co.uk magazine. http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_08/oct08/jt_swan_lake_interview_nunez_soares_1008.htm. Retrieved 28 September 2008.