Sheryl Pollard-Thomas

Sheryl Pollard-Thomas

Contemporary II/III
Sheryl Pollard-Thomas

Bio

Ms. Pollard-Thomas holds a B.F.A. in Dance from Purchase College. She also trained at The Alvin Ailey School and the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed with several modern dance companies and also musical theatre. She was a principal dancer with the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company for ten years. While performing in various musical productions, she had the opportunity to work with such notable choreographers as George Faison, Graciella Danielle, Judith Jamison, and Gene Anthony Ray, as a dancer and/or assistant choreographer. Ms. Pollard-Thomas has conducted master classes in the Horton technique in Italy, Germany, Detroit, and Boston. During her performing career she also taught modern and jazz dance at various NYC public school after-school programs and was an adjunct dance teacher at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. After relocating to Boston to teach at the Boston Arts Academy (BAA), she has been on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, the Jeannette Neil Dance School, and Origination Cultural Arts Center. She is also a guest teacher for Boston University's dance ensemble. Ms. Pollard-Thomas teaches modern, ballet, jazz, and West African dance techniques and choreographs for productions at BAA and outside of school. She has taught Horton master classes for the Dance For World Community Festival. She is the Residential Director and teacher for The Earl Mosley Institute for The Arts. While teaching at BAA, she has conducted presentations with her colleagues at the Model Schools Conference and the Coalition of Essential Schools for Arts High Schools; material about assessment in the arts and best practices in making the "arts/academic" connection for students.

Category

Person Role