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Meet Thommie Retter...
If you are looking to meet someone with a passion and zest for the positive side of the entertainment business, you have come to the right place.
Thommie Retter is a founding partner at Percolate Productions, LLC, a film production company currently producing Contest, a feature film. The film tackles the tough topic of teenaged bullying while presenting a warm and uplifting story.
Thommie is also part owner of Moho Productions, a music production company based out of Los Angeles. As a songwriter and music producer, Thommie has brought his expertise to the Big Apple, and is currently recording a host of Moho Productions songs for MusicWorks Unlimited, a company that supplies quality music for all ages with an ultra positive message to dance schools around the world.
Finally, Thommie’s first love: teaching dance. With years of experience in the classroom and on the road teaching conventions, Master Classes & choreography, Thommie continues to teach dance in New York City with a spirit and love like no other. If you’re looking for that teacher that sends your child out of the room at the end of class ready to take on the world with a smile, Thommie is the perfect choice!
Here is his story…
In 2008, Thommie made the move from Los Angeles to New York to make his Broadway debut originating the character of Mr. Braithwaite in Billy Elliot The Musical. He was cast after being discovered at Debbie Reynolds’ Studio doing what he loves, teaching dance. He so impressed Lee Proud, the resident choreographer of the London production of Billy Elliot The Musical, that he approached him to audition. The rest is history!
In addition to his Broadway experience, he is a successful teacher and choreographer. Thommie has choreographed for the hit Disney series Cory In The House and was a featured performer on an Emmy-nominated episode of Malcolm in the Middle. Thommie has been featured in national publications like The Wall Street Journal, Dance Spirit, Dance.com, Dancer Magazine, Dance Teacher, and Dance Biz. He directed and choreographed the live, all tap show, Caution: Men at Work-TAP, which had a 40-city international tour.
Thommie has enjoyed success working with a variety of dance organizations including Dance Makers Inc, Tremaine Dance Conventions, Dance Masters of America, Dupree Dance Expo, MusicWorks Teachers Seminars, Al Gilbert Teacher Training Seminars, and countless independent schools across the United States. Internationally, he teaches dance and theatre throughout Canada, as well as El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Japan.
Before leaving his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, he taught twelve semesters of tap for the accredited dance program at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He has choreographed for Pepsi International on their World Cup advertising campaign, and has performed for several industrial shows including Compaq, Schick, and GM.
Thommie is also involved in the music industry, having ownership in Moho Productions, LLC, a music production company specializing in young artist development. He is a songwriter to Ashley Argota from Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP, and Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures, as well as a list of talented up-and-coming recording artists. He has a loving wife, Becca, and beautiful daughters Liza and Bella, where they reside in New York City.
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