Tom de Jager was born in Bogota (Colombia) in 1983 and adopted by Dutch parents. He began dancing at age four, and received training at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam. Tom was offered a scholarship for the Royal Ballet School in London, where he graduated in 2002. During his training, he received the McAslan's Family Trust prize for ‘remarkable talent’ as well as the travel and study award from the Friends of the Dutch National Ballet. During his internship at the German Leipziger Ballett Uwe Scholz, he danced in the DVD recording of Le Sacre du Printemps. Tom joined in 2003 the Royal Ballet of Flanders as a member of the corps de ballet and toured all over the world. Besides dancing, Tom is also responsible for the ballet and pointe shoes of the Royal Ballet of Flanders and, on top of that, he is an undergraduate student event-management attending the Vives University in Courtray with the support of the Philippe Braunschweig Grant 2016.