Thomas King Flagg is the president and founder of Terpsichore Entertainment, a uniquely conceived dance think tank dedicated to providing information, infrastructure, financial development and management expertise to individuals and organizations in the entertainment community. Terpsichore Entertainment is a multi-pronged organization with separate divisions dedicated to individual artists and entertainers, professional organizations, aspiring young artists and arts initiatives in the community.
Thomas King Flagg’s work as actor and his longtime experience as a promoter, producer, manager, and arts advocate have endowed him with a multi-faceted understanding of the entertainment industry.
As an actor, Flagg, (alias Jack Goode, Jr.), has appeared in such films as As Good As it Gets, Dick Tracy, New York Stories, Kings of New York, Radio Days, and Tango and Cash. His television credits include Moonlighting, All My Children, and Watching Ellie. Flagg has also performed live in the Off-Broadway productions of Balzaminov's Wedding and Venus Cycle, as well as in regional productions staged by the Bucks County Playhouse and the Lambertville Music Circus.
From 1981-1985, Flagg produced and managed the avant-garde dance ensemble, Calck Hook Dance Theatre. The company performed in Germany, France and on the stages at Jacob’s Pillow and at the Joyce Theater in New York City. In 1992, Flagg founded and produced Terspichore SAND, Sanctuary for Art and Nature, though he which he produced and presented numerous individual artists and ensembles as part of a live outdoor performance series.
A generous patron of the performing arts and dedicated supporter of community cultural events, Flagg has produced benefits for such organizations as the New York City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dance New Amsterdam, and The Isadorables. He has provided support for local arts venues in and around his home in Central NJ, including the Delaware Valley Center for the Performing Arts, and the Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts in an effort to further homegrown arts ventures in local communities.
From 2001-2006, Flagg has served on several boards and committees, including the Governing Council of Alliance for Art Education in New Jersey, the Board of Trustees for the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York, and as Vice President of the Mary G. Roebling Musical Scholarship Fund.
In 2011, Flagg collaborated with energy giant Shipley Energy and Rosie’s Theater Kids to provide children at Foose Elementary School in Harrisburg, PA with comprehensive classes in music, dance and drama. Daily classes and workshops led by Broadway performers were offered as part of a week-long program to bring musical theater to public school children.
Flagg serves on several boards and committees, including the Governing Council of Alliance for Art Education in New Jersey, and as Vice President of the Mary G. Roebling Musical Scholarship Fund, and is serves on the Board of Trustees for the www.dancemuseum.org National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York.
In the academic arena, Flagg has been invited to appear as a guest lecturer at The Juilliard School, Drexel University, Texas A&M University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently working as a consultant at the Avon Old Farms School in Avon, CT, building dance education initiatives for high school students.
Born on June 1,1956 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Thomas King Flagg is the son of Jack Goode and Mary Flagg Biddle.
Flagg completed his education at The Fay School in Southboro Massachusetts and Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut, where he competed as a nationally-ranked high school wrestler and Tri-Captain of his Suffield team, and graduated as an undefeated Connecticut and New England champion. He went on to attend Skidmore College, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre and Dance.
Flagg credits his mentors Elizabeth Carroll and Felix Smith, Zachary Solov, Patricia McBride, Violette Verdy, and others, for inspiring his passion and commitment to the arts.
In particular, he thanks Kay Mather, a powerful Philadelphian and participating founder of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Mary Roebling of Trenton, NJ, and Academy Award-winning actress, Donna Reed for their loving guidance and support.
Thomas repays his debt to those who encouraged him through his encouragement and support of others. He is grateful for the opportunity to do so.