Classical Ballet / First Soloist
Born: Ridgecrest, California.
Joined in 2008. Promoted to Soloist in 2010.
Thomas Mattingly began his training at the Virginia School of the Arts under the direction of the late Petrus Bosman. Upon graduation he was awarded the prestigious Dame Margot Fonteyn Award for artistic excellence. Prior to joining Ballet West, Thomas danced with Chautauqua Ballet, Richmond Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet. Notable roles with Ballet West include the Grand pas de Deux in The Nutcracker and “Athlete” in Nijinska’s Les Biches (2009). Most recently, Tom performed “Siegfried” in Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced Swan Lake (2010), “Oberon” in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream (2009), and “El Capitan” in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes (2010).
Tom lists his favorite roles as “Ensemble” in John Butler’s Carmina Burana, Soloist in Glen Tetley’s Mythical Hunters, “Caliban” in Michael Smuin’s The Tempest (2008), and the lead in Balanchine’s Prodigal Son (2009).
In addition to dancing, Tom is also a choreographer. He has been commissioned to create works for Ballet West, the Utah Arts Festival, and Richmond Ballet in Virginia, as well as solos for various ballet competitions.
- Ballet West
Salt Lake City