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Kathryn Walsh Thomas

Since American Kathryn Walsh Thomas joined the Norwegian National Ballet in 2006, she has danced in the role of Amor in Nureyev’s Don Quixote and Bluebird pas de deux in Sleeping Beauty, prominent roles in Forsythe’s ballets The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and Limbs' Theorem, as well as in his One Flat Thing, reproduced and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. She has danced in Balanchine’s ballets Serenade (one of the four Russian ladies), Theme and Variations (demi-soloist) and Valse-Fantaisie. Thomas has also danced in such works as Kylián’s One of a Kind and Falling Angels, Spuck’s Woyzeck, Tetley’s Voluntaries and Strømgren’s Lamentate, and choreographers Støvind and Boyadjiev have created roles especially for her.

Thomas has previously danced with the Colorado Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Eugene Ballet and Spectrum Dance Theatre and has been a guest dancer at the Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre. In the United States, she has danced in ballets by George Balanchine, Michael Pink, Donald Byrd and others.

She was educated in Denver and Boulder in her home state of Colorado and at the San Francisco Ballet School, as well as attended various intensive courses at the School of American Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Vail, Colorado. In 2004, she became a certified Pilates instructor under the legendary Pilates teacher Romana Kryzanowska. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from St. Mary’s College in California.

Hear Kathryn Walsh Thomas talk about the daily life of a ballet dancer:
http://youtu.be/lM5EzaUUUew

 

Performances

Previous acts

  • Kinesisk / Columbine in The Nutcracker
  • 4 Dryader in Don Quixote
  • 8 Snøfnugg in The Nutcracker
  • A Swan Lake in A Swan lake
  • Amor / 4 Dryader in Don Quixote
  • Amor in Don Quixote
  • Arcimboldo in A GALA PERFORMANCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET
  • Ball 9 par / Salonscene 1 / Bryllup / Salonscene 2 in Anna Karenina
  • Ball 9 par / Salonscene 1 / Salonscene 2 / Bryllup in Anna Karenina
  • Blomstervals in The Nutcracker
  • Brudepiker in Don Quixote
  • Columbine / Kinesisk in The Nutcracker
  • Columbine / Kinesisk in The Nutcracker
  • Columbine / Rørfløytefe in The Nutcracker
  • Columbine / Snøfnugg / Kinesisk in The Nutcracker
  • Columbine / Snøfnugg / Rørfløyte fe in The Nutcracker
  • Desolating Persephone in Sleepless beauty
  • Epic Short in Sleepless beauty
  • Fabrikkarbeidere in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Fair Enough in Norwegian National Ballet in the open air
  • Fiskekoner in Don Quixote
  • Franske damer in The Nutcracker
  • Gertrude, The Angry Old Lady in Rooms by Alexander Ekman
  • Giselle: Zulma in Lyset på Nasjonalballetten
  • Høstfe in Cinderella
  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Kinesisk / Columbine in The Nutcracker
  • Lamentate in Dream Play
  • One flat thing, reproduced in Back to the Future
  • Orfeus og Evrydike in Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Petite Mort in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • Petite Mort in Kylian: Black & White
  • Rørfløyte fe / Columbine in The Nutcracker
  • Salongscene 1 / Salonscene 2 / Bryllup in Anna Karenina
  • Salonscene 1 / Salonscene 2 / Bryllup in Anna Karenina
  • Salonscene 1 / Salonscene 2 / Bryllup in Anna Karenina
  • Salonscene 2 / Bryllup / Salonscene 1 / Ball 9 par in Anna Karenina
  • Salonscene 2 / Bryllup / Salonscene 1 in Anna Karenina
  • Sechs Tänze in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • Sechs Tänze in Kylian: Black & White
  • Serenade 4 Russiske damer in An evening with Balanchine
  • Serenade in An evening with Balanchine
  • Sigøynere in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Sigøynerkvinne in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Små svaner in Swan Lake
  • Snøfnugg / Kinesisk in The Nutcracker
  • Snøfnugg / Rørfløyte fe in The Nutcracker
  • Snøfnugg in The Nutcracker
  • Store Clara in The Nutcracker
  • Theme and Variations Demi solo damer in An evening with Balanchine
  • Theme and Variations in An evening with Balanchine
  • Timelapse in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Utkanten in Jo Strømgren: Hunger and The Outskirts
  • Vals in Cinderella
  • Valse-Fantaisie in Tett på Nasjonalballetten
  • Valse-Fantaisie in Up close with the Norwegian National Ballet
  • Venninne / Willi in Giselle
  • Venninne / Zulma in Giselle
  • Venninne / Zulma in Giselle
  • Vespertine in Baroque Movement