Myles Thatcher is a soloist dancer with San Francisco Ballet and a choreographer. After training at The Harid Conservatory, Ellison Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet School, he joined SF Ballet in 2010. As a dancer, he has performed principal or featured roles in many classical and contemporary ballets, including Lensky in Onegin, and Paris in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet for Lincoln Center at the Movies’ Great American Dance.
Thatcher began choreographing while a Trainee at SF Ballet School and has created five works for the School. His In the Passerine’s Clutch premiered at SF Ballet’s 2013 Repertory Season Gala, followed by Manifesto (2015), Ghost in the Machine (2018), and Otherness, which premiered as part of the 2018 Unbound Festival of New Works. In 2021, Thatcher created COLORFORMS for the San Francisco Ballet Digital Season. Thatcher also created works for The New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Charlotte Ballet and the Rolex Arts Weekend in Mexico City.
Thatcher was selected by Alexei Ratmansky to participate in the 2014–15 Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative. He has been nominated for Isadora Duncan Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for Manifesto and Ghost in the Machine.
Photo by Mario Elias Jaroud