Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Thomas/Ortiz Dance

 

Thomas/Ortiz Dance presents the choreographic works of Ted Thomas and Frances Ortiz, with a focus on developing a musical, athletic and sensual approach to dance. Melding his urban athleticism with her Latin sensuality, to husband and wife team founded Thomas/Ortiz Dance in 2001, introducing a fresh and emotionally engaging new vision to contemporary dance. The company of twelve dancers from culturally diverse backgrounds performs a repertoire which explores a multitude of thought-provoking and socially-relevant themes. Mr. Thomas and Ms. Ortiz try to inspire younger generations to participate in dance as an outlet for creative expression, and as a way of developing a healthy life style through the arts. Thomas/Ortiz conducts a wide variety of community-based outreach programs and activities, including classes, lecture demonstrations and workshops. 

    The Ted Thomas Dance Foundation is the 501©3 non-for-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the Thomas/Ortiz Dance company to spread the art of dance across the country and around the world. The basic audiences of the Foundation’s activities range from socio-economically disadvantaged communities throughout the New England States, New York, New Jersey and abroad to all lovers of dance worldwide.

 

Additional Links: 
Four Temperaments (except)
Thomas/Ortiz Dance Reel

I Have Worked With

  • January 2018

    Dance Performances and educational programs. January 15 2017 Martin Luther King Day celerbration with the presentation of our Social Justice work "from Birmingham to Baltimore" with question and answer lecture and master class

  • December 2017

    Dance Performances and educational programs, Dec  7th 8th and 9th New Canaan CT. Collaboration and presentation of five performance of the Nutcracker Ballet 

  • July 2017

    Dance Performances and educational programs July 19-22 2017 Brattlebore Vermont. Teaching master class series with a presentation of "Four Temperaments" (2014) a dance about a man and his battle with his vices.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ted
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
231 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Physical Address: 
231 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Last Name: 
Thomas
Phone: 
6462868911

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Ballroom
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Year Founded: 
2001
Populations Served: 
Elders
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
12
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
New Yourk University
Purchase College
Awards: 
Connecticut Artist Fellow for Excellence in Dance
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
None
Fee Range Minimum: 
$4,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$8,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
6
Maximum Number of Performers: 
12