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Tom Kilps

Introduction

Performing Artist

My life has always been dedicated to dance which led me to a professional career with a ballet company for 12 years (2003-2015). I had the most memorable career dancing with Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth Texas. 

Transition

I am in the midst of my second career as an entrepreneur and freelancer for dance related and creative jobs. My current passions include web design, computers, graphic design and photography.

As a side hustle I have created two successful businesses. The first was created in 2013 providing garments for male performing artists in dance. The second is a photo booth company based in Madison Wisconsin. 

What You'll See on This Site

Here you will see my portfolio relating to my two businesses and images I’ve captured. For the most part, I am self taught with the goal to obtain two certifications. One in graphic design (UX/UI) and the other in IT(CompTIA A+). 

Performing Artist & Instructor

Former Texas Ballet Theater Dancer

Texas Ballet Theater Performance Program Bio

Dancer | 2003-2015

Thomas Kilps comes to Texas from Madison, Wisconsin, where he began his training with Studio One, Monona Academy of Dance, and Madison Ballet. He continued his training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Rock School, and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy before joining Texas Ballet Theater in 2003. Mr. Kilps has enjoyed countless roles in Ben Stevenson’s ballets, some of which include “Ptolemy” in Cleopatra, “Renfield” in Dracula, “White Rabbit” in Alice in Wonderland, “Mercutio” in Romeo and Juliet, “Amour” in Don Quixote, and “Jester” in Cinderella. When not dancing, Thomas runs his premiere dancewear company Dance Jox. This is Thomas’ twelfth season with Texas Ballet Theater.

Reference: Performance Program / Texas Ballet Theater website bio (2014-15 Season)

Ballet Instructor - Madison Ballet

I am currently teaching at Madison Ballet providing tools to the students so they can become better ballet dancers. 

Business Owner

Dance Jox

Dancewear Company

I created Dance Jox in 2013. This has been an ongoing project to make men’s dancewear. I have one product that is currently being produced. It is the dance belt. So far, it is considered to be one of the most comfortable dance belts on the market.

Oh Snap Madison

Photo Booth Company

The fastest-growing photo booth experience in Madison, WI. A professional-grade photo booth for weddings, corporate parties, brewery events, quinceaneras, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, sporting events and more!

Design Portfolio

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Website
Print
Logo
Graphics
Branding
Trade Show
Dance Jox Screenshot 2

Dance Jox

Since 2013

Oh Snap Madison - Web Design

Oh Snap Madison

Since 2018

Tom Kilps personal website

Personal Website

Since 2013 and updated many times

Brochure - Rack Card - Front and back JPG

Print Design

Oh Snap Madison Rack Card

Oh Snap Madison - Banner

Print Design

Oh Snap Madison Banner

2x2 hangt tag

Logo Design

Dance Jox Logo

favicon jpg

Logo Design

Oh Snap Madison Logo

1080 x 1350 tall - Instagram - 1

Graphic Design

Instagram Image Composition

Photo Booth

Branding Design

Equipment Branding

Oh Snap Madison - Setup at the Wedding Planner & Guide Show.

Wedding Planner & Guide Show

10 x 10 Booth Layout

Preferred Design Tools

Photoshop

Part of most of my preparation for web design.

WordPress

I've been using the WordPress platform since 2010

Elementor

My preferred visual builder

Photography