Rasta Thomas studied martial arts before training in ballet at the Kirov Academy.
Special Awards: Jr. Gold Medal Varna IBC and Sr. Gold Medal Jackson IBC.
Theater: Movin’ Out on Broadway (dir. Twyla Tharp), Carmen (dir. Rob Ashford), and Soul Possessed (dir. Debbie Allen).
Film and television: Ted 2, One Last Dance with Patrick Swayze, So You Think You Can Dance, Never Stand Still, In Performance at the White House, and the Academy Awards.
Guest Artist with over 25 companies, including American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Kirov Ballet.