Edur Thomas

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Classical Ballet / Artistic Director

Thomas Edur has graduated from Tallinn Ballet School in 1988 and worked at the Estonian National Opera in 1988–90. In 1990–2009 he was the principal dancer of the English National Ballet, while dancing as a guest on many renowned stages, including Birmingham Royal Ballet (1996–1997), Teatro alla Scala (1994–2002), Staatsoper Berlin (2001–2003), Cape Town City Ballet (2001–2007), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (2003–2007), Zurich Ballet (2000), Finnish National Ballet (1998–2001), Noriko Kobayashi Ballet (2002–2007), Dutch National Ballet (2004), Houston Ballet (1992) to name a few. Since 2009 he is the Artistic Director of Estonian National Ballet. His most important roles include Apollo (Stravinsky’s Apollo), Basilio (Minkus’ Don Quixote), Prince (Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky), Romeo (Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet), Prince (The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky), Prince (Prokofiev’s Cinderella), Des Grieux (MacMillan/Massenet’s Manon), Désiré (Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty) and Albert (Adam’s Giselle) etc. He has created the choreography for the pas de deux “Forever” that premiered on a gala evening The Greatest Love Gala (2000), for the performance E-duur that premiered in 2005 in Vanemuine Theatre and for a short ballet Anima that premiered in the English National Ballet within the ballet evening “Synergy”.

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  • Estonian National Ballet
    Tallinn