February 28, 2014
Paul Thrussell, who trained at the Royal Ballet School, has danced Northern Ballet Theatre, and was a principal dancer for London City Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet. He has had the privilege of performing for Queen Elizabeth, and Diana, the Princess of Wales, during his time with London City Ballet. As a principal dancer he performed numerous leading roles with choreography by Balanchine, McMillan, Cranko, Nacho Duato, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor and Rudi Van Dantzig. Paul has had works created on him by Twyla Tharp, Mark Godden, Christopher Wheeldon and Daniel Pelzig. In 1996 he danced at Vail’s International Dance Festival and that same year The Boston Globe named Paul in their list of Boston’s Top 10 of Dance. He re-staged Christopher Wheeldon’s Corybantic Ecstasies on Boston Ballet, and was a member of the faculty of Boston Ballet’s Summer Dance Program. Paul has taught master classes at Tulane University, The Boston Conservatory, Boston Ballet, Walnut Hill School and Boston College. Mr. Thrussell joined Ballet Gammonet in August 2004.