David Thomson
Dancer and Choreographer
Brooklyn, NY
2012 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

David Thomson is known primarily as a dancer, but he has also worked as a choreographer and in performance and music. Thomson has danced with the companies of Mel Wong, Jane Comfort, Trisha Brown, USA Prudential Fellow Ralph Lemon, USA Ford Fellow Bebe Miller, and Meg Stuart, among others. He was a founding member of the a cappella performance group Hot Mouth. Thomson received Bessie Awards for Sustained Achievement in Performance (2001) and as part of the creative team in Bebe Miller’s Landing/Place (2006).

Portrait photo courtesy Vicente de Paulo.

  • Artwork by David Thomson
    the 51st (dream) state, 2008; photo credit Sage Carter
Artwork by David Thomson