THOMAS COLFORD

CAPE BRETON-TORONTO
MASTERCLASS

 

Young, determined and unwavering zeal. Thomas was born on the small island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia where he began his artistic pursuits. At 16, this hunger to perform, and persistent work ethic brought him to Toronto, where he began his professional career. Thomas is a versatile performer with training in film and stage acting, a plethora of dance disciplines, singing, and several musical instruments. He has trained across the continent with LB Acting Studio, Armstrong Acting Studio, Cadence School of Ballet, The Male Initiative and Mather Dance Company (Shannon Mather, Blake McGrath). Thomas’ film and TV credits include a leading role in season 2 of Backstage (Netflix US, Family Channel, and Disney Worldwide), Center Stage: On Point (Lifetime, supporting lead), Guillermo del Toro’s: The Strain (FX), Mr. D (CBC), IRL: The Series (Bell Media), pre-recorded content for Imagine Dragons’ North American: Smoke + Mirrors Tour, and the 2013 & 2015 Much Music Video Awards; to name a few. Aside from his passion for film, Thomas has proven himself to be at home on stage as well.

 

Some highlights have been dancing with Janet Jackson in the Toronto show of her 2015 world tour Unbreakable, Legends of Rock n’ Roll (Drayton Theatre), and the prestigious 2014 Dizzy Feet Foundation Charity Gala in Hollywood. Other credits include: MAC Cosmetics, Cineplex, Toronto International Film Festival, IOGO; and print ads for Roots Canada and the Canadian National Exhibition. As a choreographer select credits include Mr. D (CBC), Bell Media’s IRL: The Series, and The Return of the Cape Breton Liberation Army (Highland Arts Theatre). Thomas was also recently the associate choreographer for the Toronto Eaton Centre’s Craft Joy spring campaign and Flight Center’s True North 150 Ball. Thomas has built a notable online presence through his short film projects and social media platforms. As a producer, Thomas has created several short films and last year held an event called Interpose advocating for Dancer’s Rights in Canada. Interpose was an evening featuring some of Canada’s finest choreographers and dance activists, that has left an impact on Toronto’s dance scene. This summer Thomas produced his first original full length production, Chiaroscuro, an intense evening of dance theatre benefitting arts education in the Maritime provinces. Chiaroscuro, saw a sold out run that resulted in raising $50,000 for Nova Scotian performing arts institutions. From stage to screen, Thomas shows no sign of slowing down, always pursuing growth and art. All while remembering his mantra; “Made With Purpose”.

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