ALRICK A. THOMAS (dancer) was born and raised in Harlem, New York, where he began performing at the age of 9. During high school, he trained at The Harlem School of the Arts and The Alvin Ailey School on scholarship under the Fellowship Program. He then went to The University of the Arts and graduated with a BFA Ballet Performance Degree. Upon graduating, Thomas received β€œThe Pennsylvania Ballet Choreographic Award" and "The Outstanding Achievement of Creativity Award.” Thomas has worked with various choreographers such as Heidi Cruz-Austin, Earl Mosley, Sidra Bell, Brice Mousset, Kyle Abraham, Kevin Wynn, Iquail Johnson, Ronen Koresh, Douglas Becker, and many more. He has also set works of choreography on The Pennsylvania Ballet second company which premiered at the annual 2013 Shut up and Dance Benefit; Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts; Harlem School of the Arts; CCPI Arts Program; and other various projects. Recently Thomas was awarded a grant for Harlem Stage's "Fund for New Work 2014" program, where he will be creating new works as well as dancing with Elisa Monte Dance.