Thom Dancy

Executive Director


Thom Dancy has worked in the arts non-profit sector for 10 years in communications, outreach, and leadership roles for dance companies across the United States. He has worked as the Social Media Coordinator for The Big Muddy Dance Company, and as Malashock Dance’s Outreach and Communications Coordinator. From 2019 – 2023, Thom worked for The Rosin Box Project in San Diego as the organization’s inaugural Executive Director. Through his work, the company grew from a $30,000 to $500,000 budget and engaged students across Southern California in numerous dance education workshops. Thom is most proud of the success of TRBP's flagship outreach program, The Ballet Machine, which will reach 40 classrooms in 2023, as well as the integration of TRBP into its present home in Liberty Station, a historic naval training center and reclaimed arts district in the heart of San Diego.

Thom has presented on the topics of social media and dance education to the Board of Directors at Arts for Learning, The San Diego Arts Empower Mega-Conference, and San Diego Unified School District. He has previously served on the communications committee for AERO San Diego, as well as on the executive committee for Rising Arts Leaders of San Diego. Thom currently sits on the curatorial and development committees for ENVZN, an arts and culture festival spearheaded by Vanguard Culture. This international festival is a part of San Diego and Tijuana’s regional designation as the 2024 World Design Capital. Thom has also served on the Board of Directors for Smashworks Dance, a dance and social advocacy organization based in New York City.

Thom is a former professional dancer and performed for Milwaukee Ballet II, Grand Rapids Ballet, The Big Muddy Dance Company, The Muny, and Malashock Dance. He carries a great passion for teaching and, when he's not working to elevate artists and organizations, you can find him in the studio dancing with the students he loves. If not there, Thom can be found camping in some remote wilderness or on his patio, whiskey in hand, playing with his dog Zoey.