Thom Dancy

Thom Dancy has worked in the arts non-profit sector for 10 years in communications and outreach education for dance companies across the United States. He has most notably worked as the social media coordinator for The Big Muddy Dance Company (2013-2017), Malashock Dance’s Outreach and Communications Coordinator (2017-2019), and as Managing Director for The Rosin Box Project (2019-Present). For both organizations, Thom has overseen grant writing and support, marketing, program planning/implementation, development, and strategic planning. Thom is most proud of being a part of the administrative team that earned Joshua Manculich the Princess Grace Award for choreography in 2015, and for growing The Rosin Box Project from a small, fiscally sponsored project to a 6-figure nonprofit organization during the pandemic crisis.

Thom has presented on the topics of social media and dance education to the Board of Directors at Arts for Learning San Diego, The Arts Empower Mega-Conference, and San Diego Unified School District. Thom 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 studied Ballet Performance at the University of Oklahoma, and danced for Milwaukee Ballet II, Grand Rapids Ballet, The Big Muddy Dance Company, The Muny, and Malashock Dance before his official retirement. Thom is still an active teacher and choreographer, travelling nationally as a guest artist and has received multiple awards for his work at Youth America Grand Prix and various dance festivals. 

Thom currently serves on the Board of Directors for Smashworks Dance, a dance advocacy organization based in New York City. When he’s not working, you can find him in the dance studio with the students he loves or having a scotch on his patio while watching science fiction.