Tommy Neblett has been in the dance profession for more than thirty years, first as a performer, then as a choreographer, educator and administrator. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Dance Division at The Boston Conservatory, and co-Artistic Director (with Diane Arvanites) of Prometheus Dance Company and The Elders Ensemble (a group of post-professional dancers ages 60–92).
As a performer, Neblett danced with Dan Wagoner and Dancers, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Concert Dance Company of Boston, Maryland Dance Theater, and Prometheus Dance, which has five times been named “One of the Years’ Ten Best in Dance” by the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the Boston Phoenix newspapers. He has also performed in films, fashion shows, nightclubs, opera and musical theater productions.
Neblett has received a Creativity Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, four Artist Grants in Choreography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Citation for Outstanding Artistic Achievement from Governor Deval Patrick. His work has been performed at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Jacob’s Pillow, the Joyce SoHo, the Emerson Majestic, throughout the East Coast, and in Spain, France, Denmark, Venezuela and Ecuador.
As an educator, Neblett teaches at The Boston Conservatory and at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, where Prometheus Dance is in residence. He has previously been a faculty member at Harvard University, Emerson College, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boston Ballet School’s Summer Dance Program, and the Oure Idraetshojskole in Denmark.