Thorne Owen


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Owen was invited by Helgi Tomasson to join the San Francisco Ballet School where he trained under Parish Maynard, Ricardo Bustamante and Jorge Esquivel. During this time, he performed with the compnay in productions including Possokhov’s Firebird and Don Quixote and Tomassion’s Sleeping Beauty. He also trained under Marica Dale Weary and Richard Cook at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and trained on merit scholarship at Julliard, Kirov Ballet in Washington DC and Miami City Ballet..

Owen joined Houston Ballet in 2007 where he performed in the company's productions of Kylian’s Soldiers Mass, Balanchine’s Symphony In C, van Manen’s Five Tangos, Cranko’s Onegin, Bourneville’s La Sylphide, Hynd’s Merry Widow, Stevenson’s Nutcracker, and Welch’s Marie, Cinderella, Bolero and Five Seasons.

Owen was invited by Ashley Page to join Scottish Ballet in 2009 and has danced featured roles in Pastor's Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt and Lord Capulet) and In Light and Shadow, and Page's The Nutcracker (Dr Stahlbaum and the Russian variation). He has also performed in Page's Fearful Symmetries, Pennies from Heaven and Room of Cooks, Forsythe's Workwithinwork, Ashton's Scènes de Ballet and Caniparoli's Still Life.

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