Residing currently in Hamburg City, Germany. Elaine has performed with some of the greatest names in International Black American Music. –
Elaine was born in Washington D.C. She started her career with 14 as a hip hop and breakdance competitor. Competing to become with 17 years old, 3rd best break-dancer in the USA and nr. 1 female break-dancer in the USA.
With 15, Elaine, (then known as Camille Thomas) auditioned for the famed Workshop for Career in the Arts in Washington D.C., becoming one of the first graduates from the famous Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. During this time, she also honed her skills, as Stage Manager & Managing Dirctor of the Paul Robeson Multi-Media Center in Washington D.C.
Elaine has performed in Germany in over 15 Musicals as an actress, singer and in just as many theater dramas. Elaine has written for and sung on several music compilations, — Dance Floor, Classic Soul, Jazz, Pop & Gospel.
She has turned a lifelong passion of research and reading into educating. She gives seminars on black historical and social related subjects
She teaches business English classes, and gives personal development coaching in companies. Elaine has recently published a book of poems on Amazon called “Visions from a Mad Black Dwarf” which contains poetry about her experiences living in Germany as a black woman and mother.
She does tours and concerts with The Elaine Thomas Blues Band. Elaine is currently working on a Picturography book on “The African /Afro-American Prescence in Germany since the 1500’s.”
Elaine Thomas is an activist in the Hamburg community and supports several Movements, including: Amnesty International, The Democrats Abroad Black Caucus, Fridays for Future, Green Peace, Black Lives Matter, United Against Racism & Deportations / and Metoo.
She has two Afro-German sons and a German partner.