Thomas A. Woodman
Dancer in New York
Born in the Bay Area, California, Thomas A. Woodman began his dance training at the age of three. In 2010 at the age of fourteen, he started his first professional dance experience performing in Mark Foehringer Dance Project’s “Nutcracker Sweets.” In 2012 Thomas was invited to perform in Josè Limòn’s Missa Brevis with the company sjDANCEco and in 2015 he performed the same work again with The Juilliard School. In 2013 and then again in 2014, he had the honor of performing lead roles in Winged, another work originally choreographed by Josè Limòn. In June of 2013, Thomas toured to Lima, Peru, with MFDP to perform with Ballet San Marcos, the resident company in Peru. The summer of 2014 offered him the chance to work as assistant to his director in a collaborative dance and technology show entitled Dances of the Sacred and Profane. In June of 2015, Thomas returned to Peru to perform Dances of the Sacred and Profane and other works by Mark Foehringer in Lima and Chiclayo.
While at Juilliard, Thomas has had the opportunity to perform original works by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Aszure Barton, Pam Tanowitz, and Austin McCormick. He has performed repertory of Paul Taylor, Jose Limón, and Mark Morris. In 2015, Thomas attended Movement Invention Project, where he made connections that he continued to foster at Springboard Danse Montreal in 2017. While at Springboard, he performed rep from Vim Vigor as well as an original work by Elia Mrak. Thomas has also worked as rehearsal director and dancer with Sustainable Environment through the Arts and Sciences (SEAS), performing at various venues, including Carnegie Hall, and creating a music video.
Being a Dance Representative on Student Council (2015-2016), Orientation Leader (2015), Orientation Chair (2016), partaking in Juilliard’s community service trip to New Orleans (2015), being on CORE Leadership in Juilliard Christian Fellowship (2015-present), Student Ambassador (2016-present), Gluck Fellow (2016-present), and Resident Assistant (2017-present), Thomas has had numerous opportunities to develop and execute his leadership and relational skills. Thomas looks forward to all the great adventures he will have after graduating from The Juilliard School in May 2018.