Performer in Turbulence.
Asha Thomas (Atlanta, USA) graduated from the Juilliard School in New York under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy. From 1999 to 2007, she joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company as a principal dancer.
Since her arrival in France in 2007, she has performed for different companies: Compagnie Salia nï Seydou, Compagnie Traces / Raphaëlle Delaunay, Richard Siegal, Prue Lang, Philippe Ménard, Boris Charmatz and Olivia Grandville.
She decided to start her contemporary dance company, Compagnie Ima, in 2010. That same year, she created a solo inspired by flamenco entitled Mi Peñita Negra which was presented in France, Germany and Morocco. Her piece Ghazals, a duo inspired by the mystical verses of the Sufi Hafez, is co-produced in 2014 by the CNDC Angers and Châteauvallon-Scène nationale. In October 2016, her last piece CLAY, a collaboration with flamenco dancer Yinka Esi Graves, had its premiere in France followed by performances in England and Spain in the contemporary Mes de Danza festival. Also in 2016, she created with the American singer, Crystal Petit, a cabaret show, LIGHT, with American dancers, singers, and musicians based in France.