Thomas Curran

CB2 | Bristol, RI | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2018

Thomas Curran grew up in Bristol, RI. He began his formal ballet training with Vera Kurmusheva and Zhanat Baidaralin at Ballet Prestige in Barrington, RI. In 2018 he graduated from Butler University with a Batchelor of Fine Arts degree in Ballet Performance. While attending Butler he performed in several featured roles in The Nutcracker (Arabian Principal, Snow King, Flower Cavalier), Swan Lake (Russian Soloist), and Sleeping Beauty (Waltz Soloist), as well as premiering new contemporary works (Midwinter Dance Festival).

Touchet will never forget her 19th birthday. That was the day Victoria Morgan came to Pacific Northwest Ballet, to audition Touchet’s professional division. “Directors from everywhere auditioned us, but nobody ever picked me,” she says. “I remember thinking she wouldn’t like me anyway, so I told myself to just have fun, and after it was over, she said, ‘I’d like to talk to Janessa’.” Crossed wires with communicating Touchet’s acceptance of Morgan’s apprenticeship offer led to a planned spot with Memphis Ballet, but Morgan called one last time and Touchet was able to come to Cincinnati Ballet instead. “It was meant to be here. I started as an Apprentice and moved all the way through the ranks. I had always had my heart and mind set on Cincinnati Ballet.”

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Photography: Peter Mueller