Project Description

Felicia Thomas is a Houston native that was exposed to dance and music at an early age. She attended a Fine Arts Magnet elementary school and from then on, knew the art of dance was the passion she wanted to pursue. Felicia obtained her B.A. In Dance and English from Sam Houston State University and following graduation, began dancing for Second Generation Dance Company and Urban Souls Dance Company. While performing modern dance professionally, she had an amazing opportunity to perform in a stage play, written by Thomas Melancon, with Kucheza Ngoma African Dance Company. This experience exposed her to a new movement vocabulary. After joining the company, she began performing West African, Caribbean Folk, and Dance Hall taught by Zinnijah Guadalupe, as well as performing original choreography from Horace Brown. Felicia continued exploring various movements of the African Diaspora and began taking Brazilian samba classes. She later joined and danced for LD Samba Dance Company for 2 years and took master classes and workshops from Rosangela Silvstre and Janete Silva. She continues to work on fusing modern with movements of the African diaspora and has presented solo work in Dance Source Houston’s “Barnstorm” and “Anything Goes”. She has also presented choreography in a collaborative effort with dancers Stacey Allen and Lindsay Garrigue at “Houston Fringe Festival”, “Know Your Roots Festival” in New York, and “Dancing the African Diaspora” Conference at Duke University in North Carolina.