Michael Thomas - Columbus Open Studio & Stage


Aerial Dance Arts




Mikey Butane Thomas, director of Movement Activities, an aerial movement lab, in the burgeoning Franklinton arts neighborhood, has held positions as an independent choreographer and dancer in NYC, where he also was a member of the Sean Curran Company. Distinguishing awards include citations at the Toronto Fringe Festival, Prague Fringe Festival, the New York Fringe Festival, and inclusion in the Kennedy Center College Choreography Initiative all for new works.


I believe in sincerity in artistic vision well before any discussion of meeting viewer’s expectations. Irreverent composition, innovative display, or unexpected manipulation of movement convention will always win me over. I forever aspire to discover ways to come to discover these outcomes in my own work. My affinities in movement do not always meet the stated affinities of others, but I find connections to my viewer thematically. We are all more alike than most will ever admit, conflict and inconsistency resides more often in modes of communication.


We will be in the studio rehearsing for upcoming performance. Additionally there may a class taking place that can be observed.

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