Thomas Gallus
Thomas Gallus
Thomas Gallus was born in Antibes in 1979, and started his dance training at the age of 10 at the conservatoire de Nice. At the age of 12 he was accepted into the Ecole national superior de dance in Marseille under the direction of Roland Petit where he continued his training with Monsieur Raymond Franchetti and other important teachers such as Dominique Khalfouni and Michael Denard.
During his training he won the silver medal at the Mediterranean international classical ballet competition.
Roland Petit created the solo «Iberia» for him and also another solo in his «Roland Petit fait son cinema». Mr. Gallus also performed as a soloist in the ballets «An American in Paris» and «Les Variations chromatiques.»

In 1998 Mr. Gallus joined the Ballet of the L’Opera National de Bordeaux where he quickly danced solo roles in «Purcell Pieces» by Nils Christie, «Jardin aux Lilas» and «Continuo» by Anthony Tudor and «Napoli» by Bournonville.
In 2000 Mr. Gallus then joined the Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, where as well as dancing in all the classical and contemporary repertoire, he was also coached by Manuel Legris and Monique Loudiere.
In 2004 Mr. Gallus joined the ballet of La Scala Milan where he danced in new works by A. Prejlocaj and J. kylian. J. Godani chose him to be a soloist in his new ballet «Contro Potere» and he was also chosen by Wayne MacGregor to create a soloist role in «Dido and Aneas», a collaboration between the Opera and Ballet at La Scala.
Mr. Gallus has danced in international galas including tours with «Laurent Hilaire and friends» and in Dubai on tour with Kader Belarbi where he has danced with Myriam ould-Braham (Etoile of l’Opera National de Paris) «Le Corsaire pas de deux» from Marius Petipa and «Flower Festival» pas de deux by August Bournonville. He also has performed «La Sylphide» by August Bournonville, Fokine’s «Daphnis and Chloe», «Giselle» Act 2 pas de deux and «Destine», a creation by Istvan Martin for the gala in memory of Jeanine Monin amongst others.
Mr. Gallus was invited to Alberta Ballet in Canada as a guest soloist by the Director/Choreographer Jean Grand Maitre, where he performed principal roles in «The Nutcracker» The Prince, «Midsummer Nights Dream» by Christopher Wheeldon, «Fiddle and the Drum» by Jean Grand Maitre and «Alice in Wonderland».
From December 2008 Mr. Gallus was a soloist dancer with the Ballet de l’Opera de Nice, where he danced the roles of the Poet in «Les Syphides», Balanchine’s «Allegro Brillante», Bejart’s «Cantate 51», Canitto’s « Viva Verdi and Marco Polo» and Mancini’s «La Campanella».
Since September 2010 Mr. Gallus is a soloist dancer with Ballet de l’Opera de Lyon, where he has danced in «Giselle» by Mats Ek, «Cinderella» by Maguy Marin, «Tabula Rasa» by Ohad Naharin, «the second detail and Limbs theorem» by William Forsythe, «This part of darkness» by Benjamin Millepied, «One of a kind» by J.Kylian (solo man) amongst others.

Mr. Gallus received his Diploma D’Etat to be dance pedagogue in 2009 in Paris, and currently is the personal trainer for the international Etoile Robert Tewsley, a personal coach for the ‘Concours de l’Opera de Paris. Furthermore he guest teaches for the dancers of the ‘Ballet de L’Opera de Lyon’, along with numerous festivals, including most recently the ‘Summer dance Festival’ in Nice. Mr. Gallus uses his profound experience from the Ballet de l’Opera de Paris to teach a class based on the purity and elegance of the French style, paying particular attention to the port de bras and clarity of leg and footwork for which the French Etoiles are renowned.