Rian Thompson

Rian Thompson

First Company Artist

Rian Thompson

Introducing Rian

Rian was born in Mackay, Queensland, and started dancing at the age of 4. He began his training at Theatre Arts Mackay, before joining the Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Year in 2009. In 2011, Rian was hired by then Artistic Director François Klaus to join Queensland Ballet company as Company Artist. In 2020 he was promoted to First Company Artist.

 

Repertoire Highlights  

  • "Valmont and Dalceny" in Liam Scarlett’s Dangerous Liaisons  
  • "Principal Couple" in Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land 
  • "Koschei" in Liam Scarlett’s Firebird  
  • "Bottom", "Lysander" and "Demetrius" in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
  • "Benvolio" in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet 
  • "Prince", "Jester" and "Ugly Step Sister" in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella 
  • "Peter Pan" in Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan 
  • Stephanie Lake’s Chameleon 
  • Lucy Guerin’s PointNONPoint  
  • Raewyn Hill’s Allegories  

 

Did you know… 

Rian’s favourite roles to play are those that allow him to tell a compelling story, such as Koschei in Liam Scarlett’s Firebird.  

 

“The best advice I can give an aspiring dancer is simple- Be yourself.” 

 



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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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