Houston Thomas is a freelance choreographer and former soloist with the Dresden Semperoper Ballett For his first work for the New York Choreographic Institute, Houston collaborated with NYCB Dancers Mimi Staker and Sebastian Villarini-Velez, completely over Zoom, resulting in the film An Afternoon of Angelic Voices. Houston was invited to participate in the 2021 Fall Session, creating his second work, The Return Studies, featuring dancers of the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Houston has since then created works for Cincinnati Ballet, The Juilliard School, School of American Ballet, ABT Studio Company, Hamptons Dance Project, Marcelo Gomes, Kanako Fujimoto, and Ballet San Antonio. In July of 2022, Houston premiered Follow the White Rabbit at the Young Emergent Choreographers Contest in Biarritz, France, winning a commission to create his work, SKYWATCHER, for the Opera National de Bordeaux.

“Houston Thomas, is a young American choreographer who danced most of his career in Europe. His work is hyper-kinetic and deeply rooted in the classical ballet vocabulary. With this new voice, I want to challenge the TWB dancers with his high-demanding choreography.” – Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, curator for Beyond Boundaries

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