Clintonville native, Mikey Thomas, has returned to Columbus after a decade of working overseas and in various states throughout the U.S. He has a MFA in choreography from The Ohio State University and his work includes positions as a faculty member of several university dance programs (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Goucher College).
Currently residing in Columbus, he is the founding Director of Movement Activities. Previously, Mikey worked as an independent choreographer and dancer in NYC, where he was also a member of the Sean Curran Company. Distinguishing awards include citations at the Toronto Fringe Festival, Prague Fringe Festival, the New York Fringe Festival, and inclusion in the Kenny Center College Choreography Initiative.
Mikey teaches varied movement courses from movement composition to video dance skills, in addition to a variety of dance technique styles. He is most noted for works that approach dance with a bit of irreverence via context. Computer assisted manipulation of sound scores is a pastime and often infiltrates his dances. Mikey has a strong love affair with contemporary art and performance, aerial dance, and Boston terriers.
Photo by Stephen Takacs