Thiago Soares

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Thiago Soares
Born 1981 (age 32–33)
Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Occupation Ballet dancer
Spouse(s) Marianela Núñez (2011 - present)

Thiago Soares (born 1981[citation needed]) is a Brazilian ballet dancer. He dances as a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London.[1]


Born in Soares Rio de Janeiro, trained there at the Centre for Dance, before joining the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre Ballet in 1998; his repertoire included the Prince in The Nutcracker, Siegfried in Natalia Makarova's Swan Lake, Solor in Makarova's La Bayadère, Romeo in Vladimir Vasiliev's Romeo and Juliet, and Basilio in Don Quixote. In 2002, he briefly trained with the Kirov Ballet and danced Siegfried and Basilio with the Russian State Ballet.

Soares joined the Royal Ballet in 2002 as a First Artist and was promoted to Soloist in September 2003, First Soloist in September 2004 and finally, Principal in September 2006. His repertoire includes the title role in John Cranko's production of Eugene Onegin, Siegfriend in Anthony Dowell's Swan Lake, the Prince in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker, Solor in Makarova's La Bayadére, Prince Florimund in the Monica Mason and Christopher Newton production of The Sleeping Beauty, the lead Pas de deux in William Forsyeth's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated Franz in Ninette de Valois' Coppélia, Glen Tetley's Voluntaries, Mark Morris' Gong, Ivan Tsarevich in Fokine's The Firebird, the First Movement of Balanchine's Four Temperaments, the Second Movement of Balanchine's Symphony in C, Diamonds in Jewels, Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de deux and the Queen of Fire's Consort in Christopher Wheeldon's Fire variation in Homage to the Queen. His Kenneth MacMillan repertoire includes Tybalt and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Rasputin in Anastasia, Lescaut in Manon, Elite Syncopations, Winter Dreams and Rudolf in Mayerling', Requien, (el Pepe) in Las hermanas

His Frederick Ashton repertoire includes the Thaïs Medatition Pas de deux, Orion in Sylvia, Colas in La fille mal gardée, Birthday Offering Pas de deux and Awakening Pas de deux,the Prince in Cinderella

He has also created roles in David Bintley's Les Saisons, Will Tucket's The Seven Deadly Sins,Lian Scarllet"s Sweet Violets and Raven Girl

Nowadays, his agenda includes performances as a guest artist in the US, Japan, Korea, China, Argentina, Russia, and France. [2]


His awards include the Silver Medal at the Paris International Dance Competition in 1998, the Gold Medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition in 2001, and the "Outstanding Classical Dancer" award at the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards in 2004. [3]

Personal life[edit]

Soares is married to fellow dancer and frequent partner Marianela Núñez. The couple fell in love after he joined the Royal Ballet in 2002 and became engaged in December 2006 when Soares proposed to Núñez on stage after a curtain call for a performance of The Sleeping Beauty in front of the whole company.[4] They married in Buenos Aires in July 2011 in front of family and friends.

On DVD[edit]

In 2005, Soares performed Orion in a filmed performance of Sylvia, alongside Darcey Bussell as Sylvia and Roberto Bolle as Aminta. The performance was later released on DVD.

In 2009, Soares and his wife, Marianela Núñez performed the lead roles together in a filmed performance of Swan Lake, which is also available on DVD.


  1. ^ Bain, David. "Thiago Soares interview". London: magazine. Retrieved 20 December 2003. 
  2. ^ from the official site of Thiago Soares:
  3. ^ from the official site of Thiago Soares:
  4. ^ Taylor, Jeffery. "Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares on Swan Lake and Love". London: magazine. Retrieved 28 September 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • All I Am. A Beadie Finzi's documentary about Thiago Soares and Marianela Nunez .