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Ballet Hawaii Presents Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance
Ballet Hawaii presents Bad Boys of Dance, a fresh, new dance company comprised of the most talented and versatile young male dancers in the world today
By: Ballet Hawaii
Bad Boys of Dance is a fresh, new dance company comprised of the most talented and versatile young male dancers in the world today. Each Bad Boy of Dance is hand selected based on his extraordinary physical abilities and artistry. Founded by the dance world's very own Bad Boy, Rasta Thomas, the mission of Bad Boys of Dance is to push the boundaries of male dancing and deliver the most exciting dance shows in the world. From dancing on catwalks at New York’s fashion week to appearing on Dancing with the Stars, the dancers' amazing versatility and talent push the bounds of dance with athletic jumps, endless turns and endearing individuality.
According to Rasta Thomas, "They are the dancers of tomorrow. 'Hybrids' that can do it all... from ballet to hip-hop, it makes no difference. They're hot, young and fresh to death. They have an unparalleled ability to morph from one style to another and are entertaining and exciting to watch."
Thomas, International Ballet Gold Medalist and star of Twyla Tharp’s hit musical Movin’ Out, founded Bad Boys of Dance in 2007. The company consists of a stellar cast, including a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance; an American Dance Idol winner, Broadway stars and winners of numerous dance competitions. In 2010, Bad Boys of Dance performed at Carnegie Hall with Sir Elton John for a charity event alongside Lady Gaga, Sting and Bruce Springsteen. Today the company gives more than 150 shows a year and has performed for fans worldwide, and had the distinct honor of performing at the opening ceremonies of the USA International Ballet Competition.
About Ballet Hawaii
Ballet Hawaii, which is currently celebrating 38 years in the community and its move to a new space on South Hotel Street, has been enriching Hawaii's cultural environment by teaching, promoting, presenting, and producing dance since 1976. Classes are focused on building self-confidence through accomplishment, while its presentations of world-class performances provide the community with the priceless gift of professional quality dance. In addition to a year-round training program offered at facilities in Honolulu, Wahiawa and Kapolei, Ballet Hawaii also offers a three-week Summer Intensive session, featuring teachers from the international dance community. Each year, Ballet Hawaii stages a magical Nutcracker performance that shines the spotlight on a cast of more than 200 dancers from across Hawaii, as well as mainland companies such as New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. To learn more, visit www.ballethawaii.org.
Ballet Hawaii extends its warmest thanks and Aloha to Starwood Hotels & Resorts Waikiki and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the 2013/14 Ballet Hawaii season sponsors. This tour is funded by the Western States Arts Federation with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and tour support from the Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaii.