Critical Approaches to Dance
Thomas Ford is a New York City-based dance artist and writer. He is the founding director of companyONE, a pre-professional training program—where students have been accepted to BFA dance programs at Fordham/Ailey, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, SUNY/Purchase and PACE University, and summer programs at American Ballet Theatre and the Rock School—and year-round faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School (NY). His choreographic work has appeared at venues like the Joyce Theater and the Ailey Citigroup Theater, and most recently been presented at Next@Graham, the Peridance APEX Showcase, the Capezio A.C.E. Awards and the STEPS Performance Lab. His writing has appeared in ELLE, Dance Magazine, the Brooklyn Rail and CultureBot. Thomas is an adjunct professor of dance and dance theory at Marymount Manhattan College and Hunter College/CUNY, and will receive his MFA in dance from the latter in 2023. The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA/YoungArts) recognized him as a Presidential Scholar, and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Dance Education (JoDE).