Rasta Thomas Returns to Detroit to lead 2022 Summer Dance Intensive

Rasta Thomas is a world renowned dancer, teacher, coach, director & choreographer.

Rasta Thomas studied at the world-renowned Kirov Academy in Washington, DC. As a teenager he made dance competition history with honors including the Special Jury Prize from the 1994 Paris International Dance Competition, the Gold Medal in the Junior Men’s Division of the 1996 Varna International Ballet Competition, and the Gold Medal in the Senior Men’s Division of the  USA-IBC.

Rasta Thomas has been the subject of feature articles in newspapers and magazines for over 30 years. He has been described as “a force of nature”, a hybrid of Bruce Lee and Baryshnikov.

Rasta has served as the Lead Dance Director for the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and he has also led the world class instructors from DADA who come to the Carr Center for our two-week summer dance intensive.

For more information about the 2022 Summer Dance Intensive contact Gina Ellis, Carr Center Arts Academy Coordinator gina@thecarrcenter.org

Auditions were required to be accepted into the summer academy. This year auditions were held on May 15th at Detroit School of Arts.