General Director

Early Life

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Mr. Tompkins began his classical ballet training at the age of twelve with former Cuban ballerina Dulce Anaya. He graduated high school at the Harid Conservatory (a Russian ballet school in the United States) in 2005. After graduation, he was invited to join the Houston Ballet.

His Debut in Canada

In 2007, he joined the Goh Ballet in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he performed several major roles in various ballets such as The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Napoli and Don Quixote.

It was in 2008 that he decided to settle in Montreal to join the Ballet Eddy Toussaint de Montréal as the principal dancer of the company. In 2010, Mr. Tompkins won the gold medal at the International Ballet Competition held in Sibiu, Romania for Best Couple with his partner Klara Houdet. At the same time, he added to his credit several perfomances of the repertoire of Mr. Eddy Toussaint such Un Simple Moment, Souvenances, Bonjour Brel and L’Ireparrable Saint-Georges (winner of the prize of the president during the competition in Sibiu). Some time later, he became the ballet master for the professional company as well as the École de Danse Eddy Toussaint.

Despite all this, he adds several other achievements to his name:

  • In 2011, he received his college diploma in arts from Florida State College and completed a Bachelor of Business Administration two years later.
  • In 2013, he was appointed member of the UNESCO International Dance Council by the council chairman Dr. Alkis Raftis.
  • In January 2014, he was named Affiliate Teacher of the Society of Russian Ballet in Canada, making the École de Danse Eddy Toussaint the only school recognized by the Society for the Greater Montreal area.
  • Mr. Tompkins has also been hired as a guest teacher at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He has also been invited as principal dancer for the Utah Ballet.
  • In 2015, he became a choreographer for various works of the company such as "Britten Pas de Deux", "Zorba the Greek" and "The Awakening of the Intimacy".
  • In 2016, the Society of Russian Ballet named him Associate Teacher. Mr. Tompkins is artistic/educational director and ballet master of the École de Danse Eddy Toussaint. He is also still principal dancer for the professional company Ballet Eddy Toussaint, now located in Laval.
  • In March 2018, Mr. Tompkins was appointed General Director of the professional company Ballet Eddy Toussaint. He is now working with Mr. Eddy Toussaint to manage the company and develop it to its full potential.