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Thomas Giroir. (August 25, 2014)

Ballet Theatre Company is proud to have faculty member Thomas Giroir be awarded with one of three 2014 Connecticut Dance Alliance Achievement in Dance awards. Giroir has been recognized for his achievements in teaching and dance photography.

Giroir earned his BFA in Dance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and joined the Hartford Ballet where he danced for nine years. Before his knee injury in 1982, Giroir had many principle roles including Romeo in Michael Uthoff's Romeo and Juliet, the Prince in Nutcracker, and the title role in Tom Dula.

After retiring from dance, Giroir pursued a career in Dance Photography and since then has worked with many dance companies and schools in New England. In addition to his photography he teaches ballet in the Greater Hartford area at several dance studios, including Ballet Theatre Company.

The Connecticut Dance Alliance is a not for profit organization dedicated to building audiences and increasing the awareness and presence of dance in the state. Giroir appreciatively receives the award and looks forward to continuing his work as a photographer and dance teacher.

Ballet Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization that creates community outreach performances while providing pre-professional ballet training. Ballet Theatre Company is supported by the Office of Culture and Tourism, Department of Economic and Community Development, The Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Fund for Greater Hartford, The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, The Richard P. Garmony Fund of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Ensworth Charitable Trust, George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, The Aetna Foundation, Mabel. F. Hoffman Charitable Trust, and the J. Walton Bissell Foundation.