News & Updates – Spring 2015


I will be a judge for Platinum Performing Arts Competition on Saturday, April 25, in Providence, Rhode Island!

“Class Act”
Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Cotuit Center for the Arts

Bijou Banner Cotuit, MA
Tickets: $20-$25

“Gumshoes in Tap Shoes”
Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Dance Hall – Kittery, ME
Tickets: $16/advance, $20/door

Boston Dance Alliance Gala
Thursday, May 14
José Mateo Ballet Theatre – Cambridge, MA
Tickets & Info TBA

“For Fred” (Special Pre-Show Performance)
Canton Palace Theatre
Canton, OH
Saturday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10
Featuring Candy Apple’s Dance Center!


News & Updates – March 2015

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“Class Act”
Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.
The Bijou Theatre – Bridgeport, CT

Tickets: $15-$25

“Tap into History!” Lecture-Demonstration
Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, RI
March 12

Dance Northeast!
Saturday, March 14
Rochester Opera House – Rochester, NH
Tickets: TBA

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Workshops at Connecticut Dance Conservatory (Stratford, CT)
Sunday, March 8

Workshop at Sole City Dance
(Rochester, NH)
Sunday, March 15
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Int/Adv

January 2015 – News & Updates

IN PRINTDance Magazine 2015
I am proud to be featured on the cover of this month’s issue of Dance Magazine as one of their 25 to Watch!

Read the article and watch the behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot.

I’m also thrilled to be profiled in a recent issue of the Boston Globe!

Stampede 2015

Sunday, January
11 at 3:00 p.m.

Symphony Space – NYC
Tickets: $15

Workshops at Monadnock Academy of Movement Arts – Peterborough, NH
Sunday, January 18
1:00-2:00 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate; 2:00-3:15 Advanced
Call Now to Register: 603.924.8900

Spring 2015 classes at Boston University
Mondays & Wednesdays, January 21-April 29

11:00-12:00 Intermediate & 12:00-1:00 Beginner
Open to the public! Register now.

News & Updates – December 2014

I’m so happy to celebrate the holiday season once again by performing in Ring in the Rhythm!, a jazz tap, Nutcracker-inspired, cabaret-style spectacular at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine. Get your tickets now to experience this festive celebration with live music and tap dance!

Join us for two shows:
Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 Sunday, December 14 at 2:00

Happy Holidays!

News & Updates – November 2014

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I’m thrilled to be a guest artist with Jump Rhythm Jazz Project this weekend in Chicago, celebrating their 25th Anniversary Season at Stage 773! Catch the performances through November 2nd.

I’m doing a series of workshops this month around New England! Come take class:

November 8: Brown University – Providence, RI
November 15: Creative Steps School of Dance – Franklin, NH & Endicott College – Beverly, MA (General Admission: $15)
November 22: Danceworks Dance Centre – Moosup, CT

News & Updates – October 2014

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If you’re in the D.C. area, I hope you’ll catch the debut of my solo show, “Tall Tales,” this month! It’s coming to the Randolph Road Theatre in Silver Springs, MD, on Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $12, and you can buy them online. Fingers crossed for a full house for this exciting evening!

I’m also excited to be a special guest at this year’s 5×5 Dance Festival, an annual event at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Catch one or both showcases
on Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Later in the month, join me in Chicago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jump Rhythm Jazz Project! I’ll be performing in this special concert for four nights, starting October 30, at Stage 773.

My workshop at Hofstra University was re-scheduled for this month, and I can’t wait to be back there on October 4!

2014 5x5 Dance Festival (1)-page-001Even if you can’t make it to my solo show in D.C., you can still come take class with me: Knock on Wood Tap Studio is hosting me for two classes on Sunday, October 12: Beginner/Intermediate at 1 p.m. and Intermediate/Advanced at 2:30 p.m. Only $20/class!

Or, you can take class with me in West Hartford, CT, as part of the 5×5 Dance Festival, on Saturday, October 25th. Beginner students are welcome at 11:30 a.m., advanced students at 1:00 p.m. Only $20/class!

My article in this month’s Dance Studio Life Magazine, “Top Tap Programs,” spotlights exceptional tap programming in higher education. Pick up your copy today & read all about ’em!

News & Updates – September 2014

I’m happy to be returning for my fifth year in a row to the annual Massachusetts Dance Festival, which will be held at UMass Amherst on Saturday, September 20th. Join me for that night’s gala performance at 8 p.m. as I present a piece that incorporates both tap and cinematography! Tickets are available online now.

The following weekend, I’ll be presenting a solo suite as part of the Boston University Faculty Dance Showcase. The performances are Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26 at 8 p.m. in the beautiful BU Dance Theatre.

This month, I begin teaching again at Boston University. My classes are open to the public, so please join, or pass the word along to someone who might want to! I teach Monday & Wednesday mornings/afternoons. Check the website for schedule, rates, and other information.

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News & Updates – August 2014

I am thrilled to be teaching at two fantastic tap festivals this month!

Next week, I’ll be at Point Tap Festival in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, from August 7-9. Join me and an amazing faculty for several days of classes, an outdoor tap jam, and a showcase! I will be teaching technique and choreography, as well as leading a poetry & tap workshop.

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Then, come take class with me during the second week of Tap United in Andover, MA, August 11-15, which features a stellar lineup of instructors in a variety of disciplines. The week culminates with a performance at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss it!

Hope to see you in class or in the audience!


News & Updates – July 2014

Throughout this month, I’ll be continuing my summer teen/adult tap series at The Dance Inn in Lexington, MA. Drop by for a Beginner (6 p.m.), Intermediate (7 p.m.) or Advanced (8 p.m.) class for just $20 every Monday through July 28th and make some swingin’ rhythms with me!

Summer 2014 (small)I’m very excited to return very soon to dance mecca Jacob’s Pillow, where I’ll be performing with my dancers as part of the Inside/Out series on Wednesday, July 9, at 6:15 p.m. It’s FREE, and it’s an honor to be a part of this incredible festival!

The following day, July 10, I’ll be at Symphony Space in NYC with “Tap & Song,” as part of Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival. Catch me as part of a fantastic lineup of live music and tap dance at 8:00 p.m.

Finally, I’m thrilled to join the faculty at this year’s Southern Vermont Dance Festival, where I’ll also be presenting some of my work from July 17-July 19. Check out the class schedule and performance schedule to see where you can find me to take class or watch a show.

And…. catch me in this month’s issue of Dance Retailer News! I’m interviewed along with several other terrific tap dancers about what products and accessories tap dancers like to have. Check it out!