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Toni Thomas

Toni Thomas

Associate Producer

Karz Productions

Co-Producer, Miami Dance Festival

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Karz Productions

Associate Producer

Dance the Dream is a world flash-mob dance to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech. Everyone is invited to join us on August 28, 2013 to celebrate and live Dr. King's dream. The mission of Dance the Dream is to create a shared life-affirming experience that galvanizes global solidarity for overcoming division and solving problems. It is about people from every corner of the planet coming together. In cooperation with UNESCO's World Heritage Project, the dance sites represent the world's geographic and cultural diversity as well as our history and fragility as a global civilization. Registrations are being accepted for the following locations:
Atlanta, Boston, Cape Town (South Africa), Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New South Wales, New York, Paris, Singapore, and Washington, D.C. To register for any other location please go to Dance the Dream - A World Flash Mob Dance.in Dr. King's "symphony of brotherhood" to inaugurate a new era of progress and possibility.

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Beverly Hills Hollywood NAACP Theatre Awards and Festival Weekend

Dance Producer/ Festival Committee Member/Assistant Producer, Technical Awards

The Mission of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Theatre Festival is to showcase the talent, creativity and artistry of Performing Artist, Directors, Playwrights, and other Contributors to the Theatrical Process, in order to cultivate awareness of the importance of Black Theatre in Los Angeles. Moreover, the Theatre Awards acknowledges and honors individuals who have excelled in the age-old art that is theatre. Furthermore, the NAACP Theatre Awards Show seeks to increase the general community's participation in the African American Community highlighting the attributes prescribed by W.E.B. Dubois' four attributes of African theatre, "about us....by us....for us....near us" as well as acknowledging the African American contributions to the entertainment world.

Consequently, the Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch of the NAACP has played an intregal part in the history of the NAACP by fighting for equal opportunity for those in the industry and helping to uplift the image of African Americans in the media.

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Shortdance Productions

Producer

Dance Producer; Performances, Concerts, Competitions and Special Events.

DanceNow!Miami

Board Member

Served on the Board of Directors of this newly founded Dance Company.

WLF

Member

The WLF engages women in our democracy by organizing regional and national events – providing women with information, networking and opportunities for substantive discussion and action – while generating important financial support for the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising agreement between Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.

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Dance Resource Center

Horton Awards Committee

Each year, the Dance Resource Center presents the Lester Horton Dance Awards - an evening devoted to celebrating the Southern California's dance community and those who keep it thriving. The Horton Awards recognize Southern California-based professionals who enlighten our dance community in a pleathora of ways. From performers, to writers, choreographers to photographers, we strive to recognize the best of the best the dance community has to offer each year.

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Joe Biden for President

Volunteer

Grass-Roots email campaign

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City Ballet of Los Angeles

General Manager

Directed the administrative and financial activities of the company, hired and managed the administrative staff, reported to the board of directors and aims to ensure the organization's stability and longevity.

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Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Managing Producer

The Debbie Allen Dance Academy is a cultural center committed to making dance a meaningful experience for all individuals.

The Academy provides professional and rigorous training for young dancers in over twelve dance forms, artistic development for professional dancers, and youth-focused outreach and education initiatives.

The Academy prepares young dancers for a serious career in dance, musical theatre, film, and television, all the while developing the discipline, self-confidence, and creativity that every individual needs to succeed in life.

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Rainbow Children's Academy

CEO

Development, Directed and Documentation of Academy’s Business Plan, Community Care Licensing requirements, City and State permits, Design Strategic Goals, Objectives, Programs, Resources and Services.

Developed and implemented Strategic Marketing, Public and Community Relations plan, created materials, brochures and activities for communicating with parents, Professionals, Community and Government Agencies, Public Schools and Investors and potential investors regarding the Academy’s purposes, programs, resources and services.

Designed, planned, developed, documented, implemented and evaluated all aspects of the Corporation’s systems, operations and mechanisms for achieving sustaining and continuously improving the Academy’s ability to accomplish it’s Educational and Childcare vision, mission, Strategic Goals/Objectives.

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Sing A Rama II

New Media, P.R. and Marketing

Established and Implemented a Social Media campaign to inlcude, developing a Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube page. Designed a successful PR and Marketing plans that contributed to press and morning show exposure to the event and Opening night Host, Grammy Award winner, Brandy.

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Obama for America

Women's Leadership Forum/Women for Obama National Finance Committee Member (2011)

Between now and November 6th, of 2012, the WLF will be working toward one goal: re-electing President Obama. Women’s Leadership Forum members are also Women for Obama members.

The DNC’s Women's Leadership Forum engages women in our democracy by organizing regional and national events -- providing women with information, contacts and inspiration for further involvement -- while generating significant financial support for the Democratic Party.

In 1993, Tipper Gore and 36 women gathered to discuss ways to give women a greater voice in the National Party. The outcome: a new DNC finance council called the Women’s Leadership Forum. with its mission to maintain a viable women’s program that is an integral part of the Democratic National Committee. Since its formation, the WLF has established a strong record of outreach and fundraising for the Democratic Party through briefings, events across the nation and the annual National Issues Conference.

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Dance SouthLA

VP New Media and Business Development

Dance SouthLA, Los Angeles’ premier dance service provider, is dedicated to developing and promoting dance in the underserved South Los Angeles region and surrounding communities by generating sustained support and appreciation for the art form, and incubating new thinking regarding the business of Dance. Our goal is to develop and help sustain the industry of dance as well as viable careers locally, nationally and abroad.

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KPA Fusion Dance Repertoire

Director of KPA Youth Dance & Athletic Academy

Director of all youth and athletic programming, including hiring teachers, scheduling classes, competitions, special events, fundraising, marketing and public relations.

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The 18th Annual Lester Horton Dance Awards

Producer

The Dance Resource Center strives to recognize the best-of-the-best the dance community has to offer. Each year, the DRC presents the Lester Horton Dance Awards -- an evening devoted to celebrating Southern California's dance community and those who keep it thriving. The Horton Awards recognize professionals -- from performers to writers to choreographers to photographers -- who enhance our dance community in myriad ways.

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Pure Movement Dance Troupe

Interim Executive Director

Pure Movement Dance Troupe trains and educates urban children and youth in Dance. Pure Movement celebrates dance as a beautiful and expressive art form-an art form with rich history and tradition that has entertained audiences, artists, and recreational participants for many years.

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DanceChannelTV

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Dance Channel TV is the web’s central source for dance entertainment. Unlike TV, Dance Channel TV broadcasts directly to your computer. This is live, interactive, Internet television 24 hours a day/7 days a week comprised of dance movies, short video clips, performances, interviews, auditions, documentaries, dance classes - from ballet to jazz, ballroom, hip hop, tango, modern, and much more. We created this website to establish a worldwide Dance TV station that will educate, entertain, and expose you to the universal language of dance. We are here to build a foundation of support for dancers, companies, and patrons of this art. Connect! Explore! Come dance with us!

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University of California, Los Angeles

M.A., Dance/Movement Therapy

University of Miami

B.F.A, Dance

Miami Palmetto Senior High

High School Diploma, General