ABOUT DC TAP FESTIVAL
Presented by Chloé and Maud Productions
Chloé and Maud Productions, present the Annual DC Tap Festival, featuring the world’s premier Tap Dance Artists: Stars of Vaudeville, Broadway, and Emmy and Grammy awardees spanning Four Generations! After just successfully completing the festival's seventh year, the goal is to continue to establish Washington, DC's global presence as a home for the classic Art of Tap Dance.
Natives of Washington, DC, Chloé and Maud were fortunate to grow up in DC during a time where ARTS funding and presenters provided the opportunity for them to train with legendary Tap Dance Legends such as Harold Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, Peg Leg Bates, Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, and with dancer and arts patron extraordinaire Debbie Allen. It was their inspiration, passion, and example that set these sisters on their journeys, both as achieving young women - graduates of Columbia University’s Film School - and as artists, performing, choreographing, and teaching worldwide.
Chloé and Maud Productions' mission is to inspire generations of Tap Dancers from the Washington, DC area and abroad, and further unite the Tap Dance community in order to expand the respect and appreciation for this classic Art. They feel it is their responsibility and heartfelt wish to pass it on.
Chloé brings her Tap Festival experience to the table. As protégée of Debbie Allen, Chloe previously produced and co-directed The Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s Annual Los Angeles Tap Festival.
The DC Tap Festival is an opportunity to share the language of dance through master classes, history talks, jam sessions, student showcase, cutting contest, dance & film competitions, and a concert featuring both world renowned Tap Masters and accomplished young dancers from the DC area and abroad.