Thomas Holdsworth

Thomas Holdsworth

Thomas is from Shenfield in Essex and trained at the Adagio School of Dance and English National Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in 2017 and left in June 2018.

Learn more about Thomas

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and educated in Shenfield, Essex. My father is English and my mother Croatian so I have also spent a lot of time with family in Croatia.

At what age did you start dancing?

I was six years old when my three year old sister's ballet teacher saw me trying to teach her how to skip with 'pointy' toes. The next thing I knew the teacher was dragging me into the following class, the rest, as they say, is history!

Where did you train?

At Adagio School of Dance until I was 16 and then English National Ballet School.

Which Northern Ballet role would you most like to dance?

I would love to be cast as the Beast in Beauty & the Beast.

Career/training highlights

Being offered a place at English National Ballet School, taking part in My First Ballet during my second year, and finally being offered a position at Northern Ballet!

What do you like most about being a dancer?

I love to express myself through dance but I really just love to perform.

If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?

I can imagine Les Misérables being an amazing ballet. It would be a huge challenge but the end result would be worth it.

What is your favourite book?

I absolutely love the Harry Potter series as I grew up with it and it's a very important part of my childhood.

What is your favourite post-show meal?

Anything! I just love food - not gonna lie!

How do you like to relax?

I like to go to the gym and love swimming and tennis. Given the opportunity though, I will of course go to Croatia as it is the perfect escape from the stress of modern life.

If you weren't a dancer what would you be?

If I didn't dance I would love to act.