Jacob Thoman, a Filipino American (he/they), joined Gibney Company as an Artistic Associate in 2019. They graduated from The Juilliard School in 2019, under the direction of Larry Rhodes and Alicia Graf Mack where they were in creation and performed works by Roy Assaf, Crystal Pite, and Stephanie Batten Bland. Jacob was apart of the inaugural production of Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise at The Shed, choreographed by Akram Khan. In 2022 they took part in an artist exchange tour of Story, Story, Die with WinterGuests, created by Alan Lucien Øyen and dancers. Thoman spent childhood in Cincinnati, Ohio and Manila, Philippines, where they trained and performed between The School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati Ballet and Performing Arts and Exhale Dance Tribe, following Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard.