Thomas Forster was born in 1986 in London, England and began his ballet training at the age of 8 with the Royal Ballet School Associate Programme. At age 11 he commenced full-time dance training with Elmhurst School of Dance and then joined the Upper School of the Royal Ballet School in 2002. Forster’s performing experience includes principal roles in The Royal Ballet School performances on stage at the Royal Opera House and on The Royal Ballet School’s graduation tour to Japan and New York in 2005. He has also performed with the Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.
Forster joined ABT’s Studio Company in May 2006, the main Company, as an apprentice, in January 2007 and the corps de ballet in December 2007. His repertory with the Company includes Her Lover in Jardin aux Lilas, the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake and roles in Baker’s Dozen, Company B, Duets, One of Three, Overgrown Path, Private Light and Thirteen Diversions.
He created the Mouse King in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker and roles in Dumbarton, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once, From Here On Out, Thirteen Diversions and Troika.