George Thomson grew up in Christchurch. He trained at Southern Ballet and was a scholar with the New Zealand School of Dance. George joined the RNZB for The Sleeping Beauty on secondment from The Australian Ballet School, before being named one of two Friedlander Foundation Scholars for 2021.
While at The Australian Ballet School he held the role of School Vice Captain and was selected to represent the School at Canada’s National Ballet School on a three-week exchange programme. During his time at The Australian Ballet School George danced in many ballets including his favourite La Tarantella Italiana choreographed by Leigh Rowles. Another memorable achievement after gaining this contract with the RNZB was being selected to participate in the Youth America Grand Prix New York finals.
George is supported by the Friedlander Foundation
The Sleeping Beauty