Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares on his new film ‘Principal Dancer’ that goes behind the scenes and celebrates his 20 year ballet career

Thiago Soares photo by Daryan Dornelles

Royal Ballet principal dancer Thiago Soares is celebrating his 20 years ballet career and 14 years with this prestigious ballet company.

Thiago was born in Rio de Janeiro, where surprisingly he first started dancing hip-hop before he discovered ballet, which was to change his life forever.

In this podcast, Thiago shares the highlights and challenges over the last two decades as he rose to become a celebrated principal dancer with The Royal Ballet. He also talks about dancing with Marianela Nuñez, producing his own ballet gala and life with The Royal Ballet.

Thiago’s dance journey has been captured in a new film called ‘Principal Dancer‘, which follows Thiago from London back to Brazil as he presents a star-studded ballet show in his home country.

Still from the documentary 'Primeiro Bailarino' about Royal Ballet principal Thiago Soares
Still from the documentary ‘Primeiro Bailarino’ about Royal Ballet principal Thiago Soares

Listen to Thaigo talk about the making of Principal Dancer, which is an exceptionally raw behind the scenes emotional and honest account of a ballet dancer’s life on and off stage. 

Thiago is an inspiration for male dancers across the world and his achievements as a dancer has seen him recently awarded the highest cultural award in Brazil.

Feature image of Thiago Soares by Daryan Dornelles

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still from the documentary 'Primeiro Bailarino' about Royal Ballet principal Thiago Soares with Kevin O'Hare, Director of the Royal Ballet
Still from Principal Dancer’: Royal Ballet principal Thiago Soares with Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet
Thiago Soares. Photo by Clement Yves Jolin
Thiago Soares. Photo by Clement Yves Jolin
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