Life in a Nutshell

Thomas is a tap dancer and musician.

Born in Australia he travels the world performing and teaching using dance and song.

 

Since 4 years of age Thomas has been on stage. His early years were influenced greatly by teachers Grant Swift (Australian Tap Wizard and Pioneer) and Christopher Horsey (Tap Dogs founding member). Before long he had fallen in love with tap dance.

 

Thomas has performed for audiences around the world in North America, much of Europe, Canada, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand and Russia. He has taught workshops and had the chance to share his knowledge in many of these places.

 

Events and venues include Shanghai Int. Arts Festival, Herräng Dance Camp Sweden, Festival Danse de Encore Trois-Rivières, Lucas Tadeo's Tap Residency Madrid, Iðnó - The oldest theatre in Iceland, A five week performing tour of China, Festival de Claquettes de Montréal, Performing tour of Switzerland,

The Falls Music and Arts Festival VIC, The Apollo Bay Music Festival, The Australian Tap Festival, Hamer Hall's Morning Melodies.

 

From 2010 to 2013 Thomas was a principal dancer with Tapestry Dance Company. Based in Austin, Texas it is the only full time professional dance company in North America specialising in tap dance. He owes much to Artistic director Acia Gray and the dancers with whom he shared those 3 years.

 

Since 2013 he's been living mostly out of a suitcase. Based briefly in Barcelona, Rome, and Reykjavik Iceland. Travelling to work in festivals and short productions. He's newly arrived home in Melbourne after 10 years abroad.

 

 

 

contact info

+61 422 984 115

​ThomasTaps@gmail.com


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Photography @ Tamara Pinco