Thomas Kampe has worked with movement, dance, theatre, and live-art for the last 30 years as performer, choreographer, director and educator. Thomas has taught somatic approaches towards movement education in different settings around the world, and works as Senior Lecturer for Movement at Bath Spa University. Thomas trained as a visual artist in Germany and as a dancer at the Laban Centre and at Middlesex University in London. He worked with London-based Jewish Austrian Ausdruckstanz-Pioneer Hilde Holger for 13 years.

Works have included solo performances featured in galleries and theatre spaces, international collaborations with dance and theatre companies, installation work with artist Laura Belem in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and site-specific performances with casts of up to 150 performers (plus one dog!). He has collaborated with writer-director Julia Pascal since 1990, and choreographed and designed an acclaimed recreation of ‘Dybbuk‘ for Pascal Theatre Company, which was presented in New York City in 2010. In 2012 he co-directed the trans-disciplinary performance research project ’The Mill‘ with ‘BlackholeFactory‘, Braunschweig, and directed ‚The Secret Listeners‘, a large scale site-specific event in London.

His international teaching has included residencies in various venues with a broad range of clients  including: K3-choreographic centre Hamburg, Germany; Independent Dance London; tanzquartier Vienna, Austria; National Dance Academy Quito, Ecuador; Budapest Improvisation Festival, Hungary; Madrid Contact Improvisation Festival, Spain; Freiburg Contact Festival, Germany; Ouro Preto Winter Festival, Brasil; Tamalpa Institute of Korea, Seoul,Korea.

Thomas has taught and directed internationally in Higher Education for more than 20 years including work at Limerick University, Ireland, The School for New Dance Development Amsterdam, Ehwa Women’s University Seoul, Korea, University of Hamburg, Germany, Central School for Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, East 15 Acting School, Accademia dell’ Arte Arezzo, De Montford University, Oxford St John’s University, and University of Brighton.  He was awarded University Teaching Fellowship (2010) and Associate Professorship (2011) at London Metropolitan University. Thomas is a qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method ® which forms a foundation for his teaching and informs his research and artistic practice greatly. He recently completed his Phd ‘The Art of Making Choices :
The Feldenkrais Method as a Choreographic Resource’.