What is VTDance?
Vincent E. Thomas founded VTDance as an outlet for performance projects including solo, group, and collaborative choreographic endeavors. VTDance is multi-dimensional. The work 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. Vincent works in and with communities with a variety of workshops, Table Talks, master classes, and community engagement activities.
Vincent E. Thomas
dancer, choreographer and teacher, received his MFA in Dance from Florida State University and a BME in Music from the University of South Carolina. He has danced with Dance Repertory Theatre (FSU), Randy James Dance Works (NY/NJ), EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (DC), and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (MD).
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, Copenhagen, Denmark, Nova Scotia, Canada and Taipei, Taiwan.
He received rave reviews for his performance of “Come Change” (2012), “iWitness” (2014) in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and Everyman Theatre’s Los Otros by Ellen Fitzhugh in Baltimore, MD. Vincent was the Movement Coach / Choreographer for Everyman Theatre’s Brother’s Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney in Baltimore, MD (2012) and Mosaic Theatre’s Unexplored Interior by Jay Sander in Washington, DC (2015). He is the Artistic Director / Choreographer of the national touring What’s Going On project.
Vincent was awarded at the 2006 Metro DC Dance Awards for Emerging Choreographer and Outstanding New Work, a 2009 Best of Baltimore- Choreographer 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, a 2017 Best of Baltimore Award for the What’s Going On production, the 2017 Pola Nirenska Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance (DC), and the 2019 University System of Maryland Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity.
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. Vincent works in and with communities with a variety of residencies, workshops, Table Talks, master classes and community engagement activities.