Vincent Thomas is making his HGO debut. He is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, and educator. He is an Urban Bush Women BOLD (Builders, Organizers, & Leaders through Dance) Facilitator, a faculty member for the UBW Summer Institutes, a Professor of Dance at Towson University in Maryland, and the founder of multi-dimensional company VTDance. His choreography has been presented at various national and international venues including DUMBO Festival, Philly Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, Avignon, France, Athens, Greece, Bari, Italy, Copenhagen, Denmark, Taipei, and Singapore. He received rave reviews for his performance of Come Change (2012) and iWitness (2014) in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Thomas was the movement coach/choreographer for Everyman Theater’s Brother’s Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney and Los Otros by Ellen Fitzhugh, and Mosaic Theatre’s Unexplored Interior by Jay Sander. He has danced with Florida State University’s Dance Repertory Theatre, Randy James Dance Works (New York/New Jersey), EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (Washington, D.C.), and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (Maryland). He is the artistic director/choreographer of the national touring What’s Going Onproject. He was awarded the 2017 Pola Nirenska Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, the 2019 University System of Maryland Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity, the 2020 MDEA Living Legacy Award, and the 2021 Baker Artist Award. He was a 2022 Baker Award Finalist, and a Black History Month Honoree for South Carolina’s Richland District Two.