Thomas Ford is a NYC-based dance artist and writer. He is the founding director of companyONE—a pre-professional training program, where students have been accepted to B.F.A. dance programs at Fordham/Ailey, Purchase University, Marymount Manhattan College and PACE University, and summer programs at The Rock School and American Ballet Theatre—and year-round faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School (NY). His choreographic work has appeared at venues like the Joyce Theater, Symphony Space and the Ailey Citigroup Theater, and most recently been presented at Next@Graham, the Peridance APEX Showcase, the Capezio A.C.E. Awards and the STEPS Performance Lab. His writing, on dance and culture, has appeared in ELLE, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, where he served as a contributing editor, the Brooklyn Rail and CultureBot. He is an adjunct lecturer in dance and dance studies at Hunter College and Marymount Manhattan College. Thomas has a BA in communications from Marymount Manhattan College and is currently pursuing an MFA in dance at Hunter College. The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA/YoungArts) recognized him as a Presidential Scholar.