Thomas Ford - CMI ChoreographerThomas Ford


Thomas, known locally as “the next Savion Glover”, began dancing at the age of five and later joined the elite company of Tappers with Attitude for five years. Thomas performed with Debbie Allen’s “Dreams” and is a winner of McDonald’s Apollo Kids Talent Search, in Baltimore, giving him the opportunity to perform twice at the Apollo Theatre. He danced in tribute to Shirley Temple at the televised Kennedy Center Honors and performed with the Tritonus Choir from Denmark in honor of Duke Ellington’s 100 birthday celebration. He has toured with the show Tap Kids, directed and choreographed by Lisa Hopkins.

In 2003, Thomas was the principle tap dancer performing the “Tap Dance Concerto”, by Morton Gould, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2004, Thomas performed at the Tropicana in Atlantic City in a show produced by David Saxe called “Prodigy, Kids with Unbelievable Talent.” Thomas joined Dance Explosion in September 2002 where he studied tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and hip hop, and taught and choreographed tap. He has competed in regional and national competitions, where he won numerous titles, overall high scores, choreography awards, and tap scholarships. Thomas is currently in New York City continuing his dance training and career.