Thompson McNeilly began his training in Warwick, New York at his mother’s school, the Hudson Valley Dance Center of Warwick. Thom continued his training with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. At CPYB, he performed in various works by George Balanchine, Durante Verzola, and Alan Hineline, as well as other choreographers. He had the opportunity to study in the trainee program at the Boston Ballet School performing in productions such as Mikko Nissen’s The Nutcracker. He then attended the Miami City Ballet School under the direction of Arantxa Ochoa. Thom has attended summer programs at CPYB, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and The School of American Ballet. He is looking forward to his first season in the Second Company at Cincinnati Ballet.