Thom Dancy

Ballet and Contemporary Instructor

Thom Dancy has worked in the arts non-profit sector for 8 years in communications and outreach education for dance companies across the United States. He has worked as the social media coordinator for The Big Muddy Dance Company (2013-2017) and as Malashock Dance’s Outreach and Communications Coordinator (2017-2019). For both organizations, Thom has overseen grant writing and support, social media marketing, program planning and implementation, and community building with arts partners. Thom is most proud of being a part of the administrative team that earned Joshua Manculich the Princess Grace Award for choreography in 2015.

Thom has presented on the topics of social media and dance education to the Board of Directors at Arts for Learning San Diego, The Arts Empower Mega Conference, and San Diego Unified School District. Thom has previously served on the communications committee for AERO San Diego, as well as on the executive committee for Rising Arts Leaders of San Diego.

Thom studied Ballet Performance at the University of Oklahoma, and danced for Milwaukee Ballet II, Grand Rapids Ballet, The Big Muddy Dance Company, The Muny, and Malashock Dance before his official retirement. Thom is still an active teacher and choreographer, maintaining an active national portfolio and having received multiple awards for his work at Youth America Grand Prix and various dance festivals.