Tag: tap dance

Celebrating Dance Magazine Award Honoree Dormeshia

This week we’re sharing tributes to all of the 2021 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our hybrid ceremony taking place December 6, visit dancemediafoundation.org. If you ask a tap dancer who their favorite hoofers are, it’s not likely they’ll omit Dormeshia. Her popularity even spreads by word of foot, so to speak: Some […]

How April Nieves Combines Her Passions for Tap Dance and Eastern Medicine

Dancers are no strangers to multi-hyphenate careers. But a tap-dancing acupuncturist remains a rarity. April Nieves is not only the assistant director of the Boston-based tap company Subject: Matter, she is also a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and founder of The Sunny Side: Acupuncture and Healing Arts in New York City. One of the eight branches […]

How This Tap-Dancer-Turned-Composer Stays True to His Jazz Roots

From Riverdance to HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” tap dancer DeWitt Fleming Jr. has proved to be a triple threat on the stage and screen. He’s also an entrepreneur, selling his own line of wireless microphones, DeW It Right Tap Mics. Last year, he added “composer” to his resumé with the release of Sax and Taps INTERSPLOSION!, […]

How Broadway Dancer Cory Lingner Perfected the TikTok Duet

With #SocialDisDancing still very much in place, it’s a challenge for dance partners to perform safely, and even harder to perform safely together. But Broadway’s Cory Lingner may have found the solution—on TikTok. He’s using the app to tap alongside some of the most iconic movie stars, including Gene Kelly, Gregory Hines, Ann Miller and […]

Meet Dario Natarelli, the 21-Year-Old Tap Dancer Who's Already Served as Michelle Dorrance's Assistant Choreographer

While tapping to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Dario Natarelli finds a way to make something we have all heard before sound new. His choreography alternately matches the rhythmic cadence of King’s words and honors the meaningful pauses between them. Watching the masterful control he has over his footwork and dynamics, […]