Title: Adjunct Instructor of Ballet, CCM Prep Ballet Instructor
Office: Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
J. Thomas Bell was born in Baltimore Maryland where he attended Loyola high school Blakefield. Bell then entered East Carolina University as an All American springboard diver on an athletic scholarship. Upon completion of his bachelor's degree in theater and dance, Bell began working as a professional dancer with the Washington Ballet. His work experience as a dancer, educator, choreographer, and lecturer includes the following institutions; Johns Hopkins University (Peabody Preparatory Division), Goucher College, California State University (Chico), Marshall University. He has been an adjudicator with the Maryland higher education scholarship program and has taught at Blue Lake Fine arts camp in Michigan. Bell is currently on the dance faculty at Northern Kentucky University (2007-present) and the University of Cincinnati (2014-present) as well as the CCM preparatory department (2007-present).