Vincent Thomas

Professor

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Contact Information

PHONE
OFFICE
Center for the Arts, Room 1002K

Education

M.F.A., Florida State University
B.M.E. in Music, University of South Carolina

Areas of Expertise

Movement Skills for Men
Modern Technique
Choreography/Composition
Repertory

Biography

Vincent E. Thomas, dancer, choreographer and educator, received his MFA in Dance from Florida State University and a BME in Music from the University of South Carolina. He has danced with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (DC), Dance Repertory Theatre (FSU), Randy James Dance Works (NY/NJ), and EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (DC). His choreography has been presented at various national and international venues including DUMBO Festival (NY), Velocity Festival (DC), Modern Moves Festival (DC), Philly Fringe (PA), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK-Scotland), Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, Avignon, France, Athens, Greece, Bari, Italy, and Copenhagen, Denmark. He received rave reviews for his performance of “Come Change” (2012) and “iWitness” (2014) in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Vincent was the Movement Coach/Choreographer for Everyman Theater’s Brother’s Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney in Baltimore, MD (2012), Mosaic Theatre’s Unexplored Interior by Jay Sander in Washington, DC (2015), and Los Otros by Ellen Fitzhugh, Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, MD (2017). Vincent was awarded a 2009 Baker Artist People’s Choice Award, the 2011-2012 Towson University Student Government Association Faculty Member of the Year, a 2014-2015 NextLook Artist for the University of Maryland College Park and Joe’s Movement Emporium, a 2012-13 American Dance Institute Incubator Artist (MD), a 2016 Baker Artist Award finalist, and the 2017 Pola Nirenska Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance (DC). He is an Urban Bush Women BOLD Facilitator, faculty member for the UBW Summer Institutes (NY), and Professor of Dance at Towson University (MD). 

His multi-dimensional company VTDance builds on the use of contemporary dance, improvisation, text/ movement, a variety of sound sources, and collaborations with other artists, including dancers, musicians, poets, visual artists, and others [to be discovered]. These ideas coupled with witty, poignant, athletic and gestural movement are the rich palette for VTDance. www.vtdance.org