Thomas played the lead role of Scott Hastings in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical, which showcased him as an extraordinary triple threat talent. He has also toured as featured vocalist with Hugh Jackman in Broadway to Oz and traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform with The Tap Pack.
Thomas hit cinemas in 2017’s Dance Academy: The Movie after amassing a large fan base from his role as Ben Tickle in ABC’s enormously successful Dance Academy series. This was his first ongoing television role and his natural charm saw him quickly become popular with audiences.
Thomas commenced professional work on stage in The Magic Faraway Tree for Garry Ginivan Productions. Other credits include Singin’ in the Rain and the Melbourne and Singapore seasons of Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz (GFO/SEL) and several appearances with The Production Company including Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie and Oklahoma! A career highlight was performing in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
Having commenced dancing at the age of two at the May Downs School of Dance, Thomas trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance and Acrobatics. He also trained at Danceworx in Ballroom, Latin and New Vogue and has undertaken further voice work at the David Butler Studios alongside acting classes with some of Melbourne’s top drama coaches.
Other screen work includes Blue Heelers and a recurring role in Winners and Losers.
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