Torrey Thomas

Dance Teacher

Mr. Torrey believes that dance is one the greatest forms of expression, allowing students the opportunity for creative expression and physical fitness. He’s dedicated to helping students develop confidence, enhance self-esteem, and value the rewards derived from hard work and commitment. Specializing in Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Adult Dance Classes , his infectious “Torreyisms” such as “Take it from the T.O.P.”, “Si Si”, “God Bless”, and “Please & Thank You”, make his style of teaching “PRICELESS”!  Having choreographed 30 plus musicals, Mr. Torrey is no stranger to the West Michigan theatre community. Being on staff as an Adjunct Professor/Dance Instructor at Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Community College, he continues to grow not only as a teacher but as a choreographer. The thing he enjoys most about Civic is the ability to work alongside professionals who are just as enthusiastic, passionate, and committed to helping students create and develop their craft.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the diversity of dance and all that it has to offer.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
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What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
Popcorn