Ted Thomas – Choreographer
TED THOMAS, A native New Yorker, attended the High School for Performing Arts (NYC) before receiving his B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase. He went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in dance and higher education from New York University. He danced with Ballet Hispanico, Elisa Monte, and the Murray Louis and Nikolais Company prior to joining the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1996. Subsequently, while choreographing and continuing to perform with Thomas/Ortiz Dance, Mr. Thomas was for two years Artist-in-Residence at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is an Associate Director of The New England Academy of Dance and The New England Dance Theater in New Canaan CT.
Thomas/Ortiz Dance made its debut at The Bronx Academy of Art and Dance in 2001. The company has performed in numerous venues since year 2002 in NY, NJ, CT, FL, OH, VT and MO.