A native New Yorker, Ted attended the High School for Performing Arts (NYC) before receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Purchase. He went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in dance and higher education from New York University. He danced with Ballet Hispanico, Elisa Monte, and the Murray Louis and Nikolais Company prior to joining the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1996.
Ted went on, along with Frances Ortiz, to form the Thomas/Ortiz Dance company in 2001. The company of twelve dancers from culturally diverse backgrounds performs a repertoire that explores a multitude of thought-provoking and socially-relevant themes, while at times being content to present non-mimetic dance that strives to captivate because of its technique, musicality, and originality.
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