Dancer. Choreographer. Educator. Tommy Parlon, a native of Washington D.C., received his M.F.A. in Dance (Choreography and Technology) from Arizona State University and his BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. From 1998-2002 he was an Assistant Professor of Dance at Kent State University. While in New York City he danced with J. Fregalette Janson Dance, Centaur Dance Theatre, Beyondance Inc! and the Paris based multi-media performance art company FIASCO.
School of Liberal Arts
Tommy has danced in pieces by Doug Varone, Stephen Petronio, Alvin Mayes, Laura Dean and Elizabeth Streb. In 1996-1998 he collaborated on Falling to Earth, an interactive multi-media performance piece created with the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University. His choreography has been commissioned by Incidents Physical Theater of New York City; NEW ARTiculations in Tucson AZ; Lansing Chamber Dance in Michigan; and numerous colleges through out the United States.
He was awarded an Indivdual Artist Award in Solo Dance Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2004 and an Artist Award in Choreography in 2007.
Tommy is the Artistic Director of Tommy Parlon Dance Projects in Washington, D.C.; the Artistic Associate of Ground Zero Dance in Richmond Virginia and is the Dance Coordinator at the Community College of Baltimore County.