Sometimes I’m in the spotlight and sometimes I’m creating it for others…

I started dance class at age five followed by drum and vocal lessons. At age thirteen I was cast as Indigo in West Side Story. This was my first professional paid entertainment gig and I was hooked!

After graduation I began to move around the country performing in different musical theatre productions such as Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma, La Cage Aux Folles, & 42nd Street. During this time, I also began teaching dance. Jazz, Jazz Funk, & Musical Theatre are my strong suites however, my style tends to adapt to whatever the music is. Teaching also opened the doors for competition work. Teaching and Judging at State and National Competitions has been such an empowering experience. Looking across a convention room with 100’s even 1,000’s of dancers looking back at you is fulfilling on so many levels.

As my career expanded so did the opportunities. I’ve danced for Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. Sailed the seven seas with Celebrity Cruise Lines. I spent a year performing in Shanghai in an American dance revue titled Red Hot. I also performed nightly with the revue show Legends in Concert in Las Vegas. Legends in Concert is now the longest running show in Las Vegas.

A few years ago, I made that transition from performer to creator. I felt energized to take my experience, my talents, and focus them on creating. Now, my career is a blend of producing, directing, and choreographing. I’ve created dance industrials for General Motors of Latin America, Sprint, Playboy, and Wahl. I’ve been Entertainment Director for Krave, the first and only gay nightclub on the Strip in Las Vegas. I explored the world of burlesque with Ooh La La. And flexed my rock style with; Bite, Vampire Rock Show and Monster Circus featuring Dee Snider.

Lately, I’ve been involved with, Breathing Room, Blood Rock, and Hot Flashin’. Three original musicals making their debut in LA but looking to go national. 

My talents and experience are extensive. I’m professional, focused, and determined to create the best possible entertainment I can.

 
Gary Thomas 
Producer / Director / Choreographer 

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