Ballet is a technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology and follows specific rules about the positions of the arms, feet, and body. A typical ballet class will start with barre exercises like pliés, tendus, and rond de jambes and ends with center and across the floor work to incorporate barre exercises into longer sequences.
Working towards advanced
Thomas Phelan is orginally from Fort Collins, Colorado. It was there he earned a BFA in Performing Arts from Colorado State University. After graduation Thomas moved to Anchorage Alaska where he danced and taught for Alaska Dance Theater. From there he’s made his way south to Seattle and has been exuberantly dancing with Whim W’him and House of Verlaine. Wonderfully enriching guest artist opportunies also include Alana O Rogers, The Cabiri, Olympic Ballet Theater, international Balley Acadmy and Ballet Bellevue. Thomas absolutely loves moving and sharing with others. Happily located and performing in Seattle, Thomas enjoys teaching gymnastics, acrobatics, ballet, jazz and other contemporary dance forms.