Carl Coomer, a native of Liverpool, England, began his training when he was 13 years old. In 1998, Mr. Coomer was offered a scholarship to attend the Royal Ballet School under the direction of Dame Merle Park and later, Gailene Stock. Mr. Coomer danced with Houston Ballet for six seasons before joining Texas Ballet Theater in 2007. His repertoire includes lead roles in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker, Giselle, Dracula, Four Last Songs, Three Preludes, Five Poems, Mozart Requiem, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Cleopatra, Peer Gynt, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella; in John Cranko’s Onegin; George Balanchine’s Apollo, La Valse, Allegro Brillante, Serenade, Four Temperaments and Theme and Variations; Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria and Manon; Paul Taylor’s Company B, and In the Beginning; Julia Adam’s The Accidental; Stanton Welch’s Indigo, Red Earth, Blindness, Divergence, Madame Butterfly and Tutu; Christopher Bruce’s Sergeant Early’s Dream, Ghost Dances and Hush; Harald Lander’s Études; Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert; Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena and Without Borders; Jonathan Watkins’ Crash; Hans Van Manen’s Grosse Fuge, and Jiri Kylian’s Svadebka and Petite Mort. Mr. Coomer has also choreographed two works for Texas Ballet Theater, Evolving (2012) and Clann (2014). He is married to dancer Leticia Oliveira and in 2013, they welcomed their first child, Tiago.