TDC Instructors

TDC is proud and grateful to have an amazing team of dance teachers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of dance and who are invested in the development and advancement of our students.

In our world where constant change is now the norm, we are especially appreciative, not only for their expertise, but also for the longevity of several of our instructors at TDC!

Heidi Glynias

Heidi Glynias has been an instructor of dance & a choreographer for over 30 years. She is certified through Dance Masters of America, Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique. In addition to attending dance teacher training schools at Kent State University and The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, she participates in numerous workshops for dancers and teachers annually. She has been owner / director of The Dance Centre in Rocky River for 30 years, where she has taught every style of dance offered. Working with competition dancers for the past 22 years, she has received recognition and awards for best choreography, best direction of a piece, most entertaining, most versatile studio, judges’ choice, national and regional champions, in addition to other top awards. Heidi’s studio was featured in DANCE SPIRIT MAGAZINE as 1 of 50 top studios in North America, and she has been recognized with three “Dance Educator of the Year” awards, having been noted for teaching her students to be versatile performers.

Heidi’s students have earned prestigious scholarships to train at The Edge Performing Arts Center & Millennium Dance Complex in LA and The Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Her students have also worked professionally as performers and dance captains on Broadway, off broadway, in touring companies and for NBA Dance Teams.

Heidi was a dancer, choreographer and coach/coordinator for the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Dance Team and she coordinated the WNBA Rockers’ Junior Dance Team. She performed in RED HOT BROADWAY in NYC & other states, in addition to performances with & choreography for Sister Sledge, Quad City DJ, Jibb, Luke, 98 Degrees, CeCe Peniston, Billy Hufsey and Cindy Crawford.

She choreographed performances for the Harry Hershey Orchestra, downtown Cleveland’s televised Lighting of the Square Christmas Shows, NBA All Star Weekend, NFL Brown’s Countdown Show with Michael Stanley, the Cleveland Indians mascot (Slider), Spotlight Youth Singers for Cleveland’s Bicentennial, the American Heart Association, MAASTO Convention entertainment for ODOT, American Advertisers Association, Lake Erie Marine Trades Association and Beaute’ Craft Hair Show in Detroit.

Heidi Glynias also worked as a choreographer/clinician for summer show choir camps at Indiana State University and for Show Choir Camps of America at Millikin University and Heidelberg College, as well as being an adjudicator for competitions in seven states. She has choreographed dance teams, show choirs and musical theater productions for community theaters, universities and high schools. Heidi has been a guest instructor of dance at Lorain Community College and she has taught master classes for Dance Masters of Ohio & Pennsylvania, The Ohio Dance Festival and Playhouse Square. In the fall, she will be starting her 6th year as an adjunct professor of dance at Baldwin Wallace University. 

 

Kayleigh is a proud alumna of TDC and is thrilled to be returning as a dance teacher for the upcoming season! Kayleigh began her dance training at the age of four and competed for many years in the styles of jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and ballet. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in dance, Kayleigh was a member of the Ohio State Dance Team, one of the most prestigious dance teams in the nation. During her time on the team, she had the opportunity to perform at numerous sporting events and trained for the Collegiate UDA National Dance Team Championship in 2015. Kayleigh also performed in showcases and dance concerts for Dance Connection, a student organization, and for the OSU Department of Dance. After graduation, Kayleigh danced professionally for Columbus-based dance company, New Vision Dance Company (NVDC) directed by Melissa Gould. In addition to performing in group pieces, Kayleigh had the opportunity to perform as a soloist at the Columbus Arts Festival (2017) and at two company concerts: “Taking Root” and “Come Together” (2017). During this time, she taught weekly hip-hop classes and choreographed numerous solo and group competition pieces for company dancers at Cutting Edge Dance Center in Powell, OH. Currently, she works as a full-time Sales Consultant for a luxury apartment community in Cleveland. Kayleigh continues to pursue her love for dance by teaching classes and workshops at dance studios in Cleveland, Columbus, and Chicago. Kayleigh is grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented dancers at TDC!

Kayleigh Feldkircher

Jennifer Glowe was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, where she studied dance, acrobatics, and theater/music. There, she performed in numerous regional & industrial shows including Miss Buffalo & Jr Miss Buffalo pageants. Along with coaching & choreography for cheerleading, she achieved awards including NCA All-American Cheerleader & dance scholarships. Jennifer then spent the next 7 years in Mexico, Canada, Europe, Australia & 47 U.S. states with various national & international tours, playing venues including NYC’s Madison Square Garden & Detroit’s Fox Theater. She toured with Sesame Street Live and Care Bears Live as an AEA performer, performance director & assistant director/choreographer. She has also appeared in performances & interviews on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, and Fox & Friends. Jennifer has performed & choreographed musical theater and other various events in the Cleveland/Akron area at venues such as the Paul Cassidy Theater, the Beck Center, Weathervane Playhouse, and Huntington Playhouse. This is her 14th year teaching at The Dance Centre where she is thrilled to be part of this incredible studio.

Jennifer Glowe

Karen Jones

Karen Jones, originally from Columbia, South Carolina, was a classically trained dancer before moving to Dayton, Ohio to study with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company immediately after college. A few years later, she moved to Cleveland to dance for the Cleveland Cavaliers Dance Team for 3 years. Karen then worked as coach of the Cleveland State Dance Team in addition to choreographing for the Cleveland Municipal All City Dance Ensemble. Ms. Jones has worked for the Cleveland Browns as an on-field advisor for the “Get Loud with the Browns” cheerleading program, and as an independent contractor for the Cleveland Municipal School District as an instructor of high-stepping, cheer dance and cheerleading. Karen was also a member of the singing group, “Bronze”. The group was selected to appear on MTV’s TRL Show in San Diego, California with Busta Rhymes, Tyrese, Mandy Moore, and Blink182. She was also featured in Cleveland Magazine as one of “Cleveland’s Sexy Singles”. This is Karen’s 23rd season as a TDC dance teacher!

Betsie Schaeffer

Betsie Schaeffer, originally from Rochester, NH, began dancing with Northeastern Ballet Theatre under Boston Ballet principal dancer Edra Toth. Schaeffer attended Belhaven University in Jackson, MS where she received professional training and performance experience from esteemed teachers and choreographers and received awards for outstanding artistic and scholastic achievements and was inducted into the National Dance Honors Society. Schaeffer has attended the professional Bates Dance Festival, guested in local theaters as Sugar Plum and Princess Florine, and performed for adjudicators at the Alabama Dance Festival and the National American College Dance Association Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. After graduating from Belhaven in 2018 with a BFA in Dance, Schaeffer danced professionally with Ballet Hartford in Connecticut and performed original works at the NYC Alvin Ailey Theater in works by artistic director Elizabeth McMillan and New York City Ballet dancer Silas Farley. Schaeffer has also taught ballet, modern, and creative dance for several years while choreographing works on individuals and groups. It gives her great joy to inspire others and provide students with the opportunity to find their passion and joy through dance as she has. She currently dances with Verb Ballets and is excited for her first season with TDC.

Mindy Thomas

Mindy Thomas, a native of Ohio, moved to the Cleveland area from Chicago where she taught dance for 8 years. Her love for dance began at an early age. She continued dancing in college where she received her BFA in musical theater with a dance minor and business option from Ohio Northern University. Mindy has been teaching dance for 19 years at studios in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, and Illinois. She also taught theater classes at North Central College for their community curriculum. Mindy loves all forms and styles of dance and enjoys teaching all ages, however, her true passion is working with preschool children. This is Mindy’s 9th season with TDC.

Jason L. Wang, a break dancer turned classical ballet, was raised in Iowa where he began his dance journey. Jason attended the Robert Thomas Dancenter where he was chosen to be a part of the award winning Dancenter Dancers Competition Team. During his college years, Jason discovered his passion for classical ballet. Upon graduating from the University of Iowa, he went on to appear with Cincinnati Ballet, Louisville Ballet, and he is now a current member of Cleveland Ballet. Jason’s choreography for TDC Illuminate Dancers won BEST DIRECTION of a piece out of all entries! When not on the stage, Jason takes his performance into film where he works as an director, actor, and stunt fighter. This was Jason’s 5th season with TDC in addition to guest teaching our dancers for 2 years.

Jason Wang

Kelsey Wilkins began her dancing career studying at The Dance Centre by Heidi Glynias. She was one of TDC’s original Company Dancers, competing at events and receiving overall best scores and judges’ choice awards. Kelsey also performed at such venues as Back to School Jam with Smooth Approach, CAVS halftime performances, WNBA Rockers inaugural season opener, Jr Jammers Dance Team for the Rockers, American Advertisers’ Association Convention, Beaute’ Craft Hair Show in Detroit, Tri-C Jazzfest, Nutcracker performances, Cleveland Botanical Gardens and more. After numerous years working as a class assistant, Kelsey became a TDC instructor. Kelsey was also a choreographer / performer with Metamorphosis Dance Company, she worked on halftime performances for the Cleveland Browns with local high school cheerleaders, and she has choreographed for the Lake Erie Monsters Dance Team. She spent two years in Los Angeles as an undergraduate at Loyola Marymount University while also frequently visiting the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood to attend master classes in jazz and hip hop taught by several of the top choreographers in the dance industry. Kelsey graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in business and was recently certified in Progressing Ballet Technique. Most recently, Kelsey became the coach and choreographer of the Cleveland Cavaliers new PowerHouse Dance Team! This is Kelsey’s 16th season as a TDC instructor!!

Kelsey Wilkins

TDC Costuming

Drue Murman

Drue Murman is proud to be a part of the TDC team for more than 20 years. Her formal education includes the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State University and her MA from Case Western Reserve. Her freelance company, DBDdesignbydrue has been in existence for the last 35 years. Her career as an artist/designer and teacher, includes: ten years on the faculty of Virginia Marti College of Fashion, Art and Design; fine art; commercial design; stage and costume design. Local design credits include: PlayhouseSquare; Independent Films; The Dance Centre by Heidi Company; North Coast Dance Collective;Metamorphosis Dance Co. and several community theaters. New York City:Playwrights Horizons / Peter J. Sharp theater; Soho Rep and Letea. New Orleans: Paper Crane and Pendulum and Le Pain.  Her greatest artistic endeavors to date are her two very talented daughters, (also TDC alum), Meryl and Eryn.

Guest Teachers & Choreographers

Blake Angier

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Blake Angier went on to train extensively on scholarship with the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, California. He has worked with artists such as Beyonce, Rhianna, Ricky Martin, Miley Cyrus as “Hanna Montana” and Latin superstar, Chayanne. You may have seen Blake as a dancer for the Apple Ipod campaign, Old Navy, Cingular Wireless and as a feature on “Bring It On – All or Nothing”. He has been a guest choreographer and Master Class teacher for conventions across the USA, Canada,

New Zealand and the Congreso Internacional de Danza in Mexico. You may have also seen Blake in the original “So You Think You Can Dance” ad campaign. Blake currently owns “Dance Barre”, the largest dance studio in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Training dancers on a daily basis, he knows the importance of great class structure. His goal is not only to inspire and motivate each dancer, but to challenge and educate as well. Blake's hope is that each dancer will leave his classes excited and ready to get back into the classroom for more!

An Ohio native, Drew Burgess made his industry debut on Live with Regis during Amazing Kids Week. Upon relocating to California, he trained at L.A.’s best studios including EDGE, Millennium, Fusion, and the PAC Annex. Drew is highly sought after as a performer, choreographer, master teacher, dance supervisor, & dance captain. He has also been a guest teacher at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. Drew judges Regional, National, & International competitions for NexStar, Headliners, American Dance Awards, Dance Masters of America, & Dance Educators of America. A former competitor himself, Drew’s titles include Jr. Mr. Dance of America 2002 & Mr. Dance of America 2007. Drew is certified by test to teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, & Acrobatics through DMA & DEA. Drew’s passion for dance circles the globe with master classes, performances, & choreography year-round. His corporate and live entertainment credits include: GMC, Nestlé, Reebok, CitiGroup, Toyota, & American Greetings with Taylor Swift. Drew’s students have accolades including: Teen Miss Dance of Arizona, Male Dancer of the Year, Miss Dance of Ohio, Mr. Dance of Ohio, & Mr. Dance of America. His national choreography merits include the Sherry Gold Memorial Choreography Award at DMA & Best Group Choreography at NexStar. Drew also tours worldwide with Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance. Drew is relocating to Columbus and will be a guest teacher at TDC this season.

Drew Burgess

Angela is an award-winning choreographer, studio owner and highly sought out master teacher. She travels all over the world choreographing, dancing and teaching. Angela is the owner of Tap’d Out Studio, a private rental dance, fitness and event space in Los Angeles, Ca. She is on staff with Hollywood Vibe Convention, and a Co-Director of Tap Into the Network, along with Gregg Russell and Ryan Lohoff. She has also worked for various conventions, studios and organizations (Dance Challenge – Guatemala, CoDance, Metropolitan School of the Arts, N-House Dance Productions, 3D Dance Network, Dance Olympus, Dance Masters of America, VIP National Competition, etc.). Angela can be seen shaking it in the newest Sensa commercial! She has performed and choreographed for opening acts for artists such as Mary J. Blige. Her tap sounds were used in Disney’s Princess and the Frog and Al Gilbert’s Grade 9 Technique. She has been featured in many live shows, short films, and can be seen in commercials for Carvel Ice Cream. She can be seen in music videos for Brittany Murphy. Angela has choreographed and performed for the Miss Kansas Pageant, Choreographers Carnival, LA Tap Festival, Motor City Tap Festival and Tri-Tappin’ Festival. She has also worked with Tyce D’iorio on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and performed on Mobbed with Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo on FOX! Angela has choreographed for and performed with many professional Los Angeles companies including Tapsounds Underground, the LaLas, andChloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies. She has also worked as an award winning company director at Dance Connection Performing Arts Center in Concord, CA.

Angela Carter

Liz Imperio has established herself as a major director and choreographer in the entertainment industry. Some of her credits include the staging and choreography for Jennifer Lopez’s most recent world tour Dance Again; director/choreographer of Gloria Estefan’s last 3 world concert tours; and two world tours for Madonna – the Re-invention Tour and the Confessions Tour.

A proud Cuban-American, Liz was born and raised in Hollywood, California. Her work caught the eye of famed choreographer Kenny Ortega at a young age. Liz Became Kenny’s Associate Choreographer for 6 years before breaking out on her own. Her credits make her one of the most sought after choreographers in the business, including most recently: The 10th Anniversary opening performance for Premio Juventud featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull; multiple episodes for Dancing With The Starsfeaturing Sheila E. and Corbin Bleu; American Idol; The Latin Grammys (last 3 years); American Music Awards featuring Cher; United We Stand with Michael Jackson; ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration; Disney Channel’s Gotta Kick It Up; James L. Brook’s feature film Spanglish, CBS TV series Dirty Dancing and commercials for Jack In The Box, L'oreal, and Sheba Cat Commercial featuring Eva Longoria amongst many others.

Liz was recently named Honorary Artistic Director and was commissioned to set new works to celebrate Giordano's Jazz Dance Chicago celebrating their 50th Anniversary. La Bellaza de Cuba premiered to rave reviews this past spring and has been touring throughout Europe this summer. Liz is also known for her masterful skills as a motivator and master teacher of dance throughout the world; K-Broadway from Japan; Dance Life Studio in Stockholm, Sweden; Harmonic Studios in Paris, France among many others.

Liz has been teaching on the convention circuits for over 24 years including; West Coast Dance Explosion; Tremaine Dance Convention; Co. Dance; Break the Floor Productions; Liz is currently Artistic Director for Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention as well as numerous European companies from Italy to England. Liz Imperio is very proud to be a partner and founder of her own Los Angeles-based production company Liz Imperio Productions.

Liz Imperio

Jimmy Locus has shared his talents internationally, working with superstars Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones and Debbie Allen. He has appeared in music videos and films and has performed at the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. Mr. Locust was one of the head choreographers for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics and was nominated for an American Choreography Award in 2001 for his work on Warner Brothers’ show Nikki. Locust worked on the Justin Bieber Tour in 2010 and recently as choreographer for the CW T.V. Network’s The Next with hosts John Rich, Joe Jonas, Nelly and Gloria Estefan. Locally, Jimmy choreographed for the Stamford Symphony's Gala and Concert in 2011 and designed and wrote dance education curricula for Domus, Chester-Addision Community Center and the Stamford Family YMCA. Locust has been a studio owner, master teacher and choreographer in the Fairfield County area since 2003. He is also Founder and Director of Harmony Nation (formerly known as No Hate but Harmony), an anti-bullying educational program that performs at area schools. Locust’s multi-faceted lifestyle is chronicled in the reality show Locust Under 5’. Jimmy’s most recent project is as co-Creative Director/Choreographer for Taja Sevelle’s upcoming music video Little Diva, which is being shot in New York City.

Jimmy Locust

Ryan is a master tap instructor and national award winning choreographer. He has trained in tap for 30+ years and has developed a style of his own that is unique and exciting to watch. He is currently on faculty with HollywoodVibe Conventions touring & instructing thousands of students nationwide.

Ryan is co-director of Tap Into The Network intensives along with Gregg Russell and Angela Carter. Additionally, Ryan and his wife Brigid Lohoff have been owners and directors of Simi Dance Center in Southern California since 2012. Recently, Ryan became founder, choreographer and director of a professional tap dance company based out of Los Angeles called Rithem Dance Company. With this company, Ryan further expands his talents and skills by directing and creating tap choreography for film.

Some of Ryan's industry credits include: being a finalist on "Live to Dance" with Paula Abdul, FOX's "30 Seconds to Fame", "Mobbed" with Howie Mandell, Disney's "The Princess and The Frog", "Star Search" with Arsenio Hall, industrials for Adidas and Nike, Carvel Ice Cream, an alumni and founding member of Gregg Russell's Tap Sounds Underground, the Buddy Epson Tribute Show in Los Angeles, Tampa Bay Tap Festival, the Jerry Lewis Telethon in Las Vegas, and performing at Broadway Dance Center in New York.

Ryan is also creator and CEO of Neo Rythmo, Inc., a designer tap manufacturing company. Using his Bachelors in VisualCommunication, he has designed the worlds FIRST and ONLY color taps.

Ryan Lohoff

Born into a family of professional figure skaters, Gev has a natural ability for performing. After learning to skate himself, he discovered a new passion for dance. He began dancing at the age of 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His professional dance career began when he was cast as a featured dancer in “High School Musical 2”. He then became a principal dancer in the movie “American Mall”. In 2008 Gev was one of the finalists on the Fox reality hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”, where he was one of the top 10 dancers.

Gev’s versatility has given him the opportunity to travel all over the world choreographing, teaching and performing. He has worked with various artists, such as Whitney Houston, Ludacris, Ellen Degeneres and LeAnn Rhymes to name a few. Gev can also be seen in National commercials, music videos, Nickelodeon’s “Fresh Beat Band”, “Big Time Rush”, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, and AMA with Pink.

Gev Manoukian

Chelsea is best known to The Dance Centre as the amazing & personable LA Danceforce assistant to the choreographers, who is incredible at EVERY style of dance! She started dancing at the age of 3 in Colorado. By age 17, she was accepted to the Edge Performing Arts Center Scholarship Program in Hollywood. She is well versed in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, theatre, and contemporary. Chelsea has been seen on stage many times working for choreographers such as Paolo Alcedo, Jon Stotlar, Mike Williams, Tessandra Chavez, Lindsey McLevis, Malaya, Danielle Towne, Joelle Martinec, Johnny Goodson, and Cricket Keller. She is a proud member of Unity Dance Ensemble. Chelsea most recently completed an episode of “Cold Case”, “Thriller” for Odyssey Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, a commercial for “Dance Plug”, three trips to New Zealand to teach and assist Adam Parson, Malaya, and Laura Fremont, and music videos for O’Spada, Alex Kogan, and Heartour.

Chelsea Michener

Eryn Murman is a TDC alumna and one of the original TDC Company Dancers. She has been told her career began at 9 months when she sang scales in her crib to put herself to sleep. Eryn landed her first professional job when she was 8 with the Cleveland Opera's Cinderella. She was the village girl who had two solo singing lines and the youngest to be rejected by the prince because the glass slipper was too big. She left the castle and a few years later was cast as the famous curly redhead, Annie.

Eryn is a musical theater performance graduate of Sheridan College in Toronto where she was able to study classical and contemporary acting, perform her own cabaret, write music, choreograph dance/ theater pieces and perform a variety of roles, including, Anita in West Side Story and Celia in As You Like It. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of its prestigious "Triple Threat Award".
     
Following graduation, Eryn moved to NYC and began auditioning. Within a month, she landed the part of Anna in the Tony award winning musical Spring Awakening on Broadway. During her 18 month stay, she performed every female part in the show numerous times, including the lead, Wendla, and became Springs' Dance Captain.

Eryn staged her own New York production "Caught in the Threshold" at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on theater row. The production was conceived, directed and choreographed by Eryn, with proceeds benefiting Invisible Children, Inc. Later that year she returned to Spring Awakening at the San Jose Rep Theater. It was exciting and inspiring to play Wendla in a new interpretation, and work with director Rick Lombardo and choreographer Sonya Tayeh from So You Think You Can Dance. This San Jose Rep production received 11 nominations from the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, including best actress in a leading role. She returned to San Jose Rep last Christmas to play Gerda in the World Premiere of "The Snow Queen" a new pop-rock musical. It was a wonderful opportunity to be part of a new work from the beginning and help create and develop her character. The Snow Queen had its New York premiere this summer at The New York Music Theater Festival.

In this last couple years, Eryn has become a singer/songwriter and has performed throughout the city with her band 5j Barrow. Recently they were chosen as the "Number 1" band in Manhattan by winning the Battle of the Boroughs at The Greene Space sponsored by WNYC and then went on to win the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs taking the title of the Best Band in NYC! When she is not busy performing, creating, choreographing or composing.

Eryn Murman

Meryl Murman is a TDC alumna and one of TDC Company's original dancers. She is a New Orleans based interdisciplinary artist creating dance, film and performance since 2004. Her work has been seen in NYC, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Cleveland, Bangor, and Austin. Internationally she has been blessed with the opportunity to create and collaborate with artists in Johannesburg South Africa. Recently, her dance film, le Pain, had its world premier in the south of France, and it's UK premier at East End Film Festival in London. In New Orleans she co-founded Broken Wings Productions, a production company dedicated to creating dance film, and is currently the recipient of a year-long choreographic residency at Dancing Grounds. Murman received her BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA in Choreography and Integrated Media at California Institute for the Arts.

For more information about Meryl,
visit: www.merylmurman.com & www.lepainfilm.com 

Meryl Murman

 Tabitha and Napoleon are Emmy Award-winning married choreographers who are often credited with developing lyrical hip-hop. They are best known for their choreography on the television show So You Think You Can Dance and for being supervising choreographers and executive producers of America's Best Dance Crew. They own Nappytabs urban dancewear and have been working in the dance industry since 1996.

Their work was introduced to mainstream audiences in 2008 when they became supervising choreographers on America's Best Dance Crew and resident choreographers on So You Think You Can Dance. It was on the later show that their lyrical hip-hop choreography style gained exposure. The pair's career progressed to providing creative direction for tours and live events, where they worked with Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, and Jennifer Lopez. They continued to develop their dancewear line by breaking out of its previously online-only presence and opening a physical store location in 2010.

From television and concerts, their move into theater occurred gradually. In 2010, they directed the JabbaWockeeZ's MÜS.I.C. stage show and began to work with Cirque du Soleil; they choreographed Viva Elvis and were contributing choreographers for Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. In 2012, they continued to establish themselves in television as choreographers for Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance. They also choreographed several music videos including two for K-pop artists TVXQ and BoA.

Aside from their choreography, creative direction, and dancewear line, Tabitha and Napoleon continue to teach hip-hop classes on the convention circuit. They have also been involved with charity work for organizations that support the arts.

Tabitha & Napoleon D'umo

Gregg is an Emmy nominated choreographer and has worked with such stars as: Bette Midler, Gene Kelly, The Nicholas Brothers, Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, and Kenny Ortega. He directed a commercial for Carvel Ice Cream, and has also performed with numerous music artists: Reba McEntire, Sugar Ray, The B-52‘s, Jason Mraz.  

Gregg has danced in a Volkswagon national commercial portraying Donald O’conner, and performed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. He also was featured and choreographed on the TV shows “Mobbed”, “America’s Got Talent”, and “Live to Dance” hosted by Paula Abdul. He most recently tapped at Madison Square Garden’s home opener for the New York Knicks, choreographed for Derek and Julianne Hough on their “Move” live tour, and danced on the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards.

He currently is hosting/producing “Tap Into the Network” intensives, channeling 7 different cities throughout the U.S. (TDC being one of the locations); directing his tap company Tap Sounds Underground into their 16th season; and traveling with ASH and Hollywood Dance Jamz conventions.  

Gregg Russell

Sarah Reich (Performer, Choreographer, Instructor) has emerged as one of the new leaders in the Art Form of Tap Dance. At the young age of 15, this Los Angeles native was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine’s article, “20 Hot Tappers Under 20” and was named one of the “25 To Watch” in the 2009 Dance Magazine article. Ever since, Sarah has been sought after to perform, choreograph, and teach in over 40 countries.

Sarah is currently on tour with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox as the featured tap dancer. Previously she was seen on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance with Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies. With her own company, Tap Music Project, she has choreographed and performed at the Ford Amphitheatre, UCLA’s JazzReggae Festival, Blue Whale, and the LA County Holiday Celebration. Sarah was also a performer at Madison Square Garden for the opening of the NY Knicks 2013-2014 season.

In addition to her vast international travels and countless television appearances, Sarah has had the honor to perform at some of the most prestigious venues back home in Los Angeles such as The Hollywood Bowl, the Ford Amphitheatre, the Greek Theater with Mexican Pop-Star, Cristian Castro and the Kodak Theater with the great Herbie Hancock.

Sarah is developing new exciting works with her company, Tap Music Project and Sole Sisters – a collaboration with Melinda Sullivan. Sarah produces a weekly class/tap jam for the Los Angeles tap community, Monday Night Tap Experience. 

Sarah Reich