Thomas Ford

Thomas Ford is an interdisciplinary dance artist based in Los Angeles. Since 2016, he has collaborated with artistic partner and husband Steven Atwater on work that explores identity, culture and isolation. Ford’s choreography has appeared at the Joyce Theater, Symphony Space, Ailey Citigroup Theater and the Kaye Playhouse, and been presented by Next@Graham, Capezio, Peridance, the STEPS Performance Lab, the Joffrey Ballet School and the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. His performance credits have spanned television, commercials, company-based work, national tours and live performances across large and intimate stages, including the Kennedy Center, the Apollo Theater and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Ford has taught year-round and for summer programs at the José Limón Pre-pro Training Program, the Joffrey Ballet School, Marymount Manhattan College, Hunter College/CUNY and USC Kaufman, where he is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Contemporary Dance. In addition to being a practitioner, Ford is a writer and scholar who is widely published and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Dance Education (JoDE). He is also a 2007 YoungArts (NFAA) winner and Presidential Scholar finalist.

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