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 this summer he led the world class instructors from DADA who came to the Carr Center to teach during our two-week summer dance intensive.

A public showcase featuring the gifted dancers of this year’s academy will be held on Saturday, July 29th in the beautiful Ford Theater of Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden St.in midtown.

Get your tickets to the showcase now and witness Detroit’s dance future for yourself.