Ms. Thomas was born in Utica, New York and began her dance education at the Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute.. She continued her training at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy and at such summer programs as Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive and choreographic workshops with the Moscow Ballet and Keigwin + Company. Ms. Thomas attended Binghamton University, where she received the Albert Nocciolino Award for Excellence in Theatre and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Dance and Theatre. She has performed as a guest and featured dancer with Tri-Cities Opera, the Kirkland Arts Center, Outcast Theatre Company, and several other companies throughout New York State. Ms. Thomas joined MBT in 2015.