Owen Thorne

From New Orleans, LA
With Nashville Ballet since 2018

Training and Education
School of Nashville Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, San Francisco Ballet

Houston Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Joburg Ballet, Royal Opera, DeNada Dance, Boca Ballet Theatre, The Peter Schaufuss Company, Antonia Franceschi Dance, Nashville Ballet as a Guest Artist

Owen Thorne was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and studied ballet at The School of Nashville Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and as a trainee with San Francisco Ballet. He began his career with Houston Ballet, in 2009 he joined Ashley Page's Scottish Ballet and later became a freelance artist in 2015. Thorne performed as a Principle Guest Artist with Joburg Ballet in South Africa in 2016, and as a freelance artist with the Royal Opera, DeNada Dance, Nashville Ballet, Boca Ballet Theatre, The Peter Schaufuss Company and Antonia Franceschi Dance. His repertory includes works by renown choreographers such as Ashton, Balanchine, Bruce, Elo, Forsythe, Kylian, MacMillian, Page, Possokhov, Pastor, Tetley, Van Manen, Vasterling, and Wheeldon.

Performance Highlights include the title role of James in Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Stanley Kowalski in Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire, White Swan pas de duex at The International Ballet Stars Gala in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Brighella in Tetley's Pierrot Lunaire at the Chekhov Festival in Moscow. Recently, Owen Thorne performed with Nashville Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Thorne is a passionate advocate for community engagement through dance, teaching workshops for vulnerable youths across Scotland and volunteering with Dance For Parkinson's and Parkinson's UK.