DC TAP FESTIVAL SUCCESS STORIES
Students: Please share your experience at the festival and your work. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke Spring, VA. Studio Bleu.
Debut concert performance at DC Tap Fest and then his video went viral and he was invited to The Ellen Show. Since he's been on Broadway, toured, and is the face of Samsung Galaxy.
Christopher Broughton, NYC.
Chris was first a DC Tap Fest student, then Artist In Residence, then Festival Faculty and is now on Broadway in After Midnight!
The Butlers, LA.
Dynamic siblings that have been at the Fetival annually as scholarship students are now in LA pursuing their Hollywood careers!
Makayla A., VA. Studio Bleu
After The Business of Showbiz Class with Chloe & Maud, Makayla took on their challenge to create something new to keep sharing the Art of Tap. She created Terrific Tap Thursdays and is posting a weekly video of her Tap journey!! We love young entrepreneurs and creators!!
Joshua Johnson, NYC
Josh started as an intern with us and is now a Spokesperson. His Tapping to College story has been featured on Ellen, Dancing With The Stars, and more...
Alaman Diadhiou, LA. Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
He's been at the DC Tap Festival from the beginning. He started as a student of Chloe Arnold's when he was just 6. Now he is a lead singer, actor, and phenomenal Tap Dancer. He has not only been a scholarship student at the Festival. He has been a featured soloist and MC for the All Star Concert!! We love letting young people take the lead!!
Michelle May is in her second year as a dance major at UCLA and is working on establishing a tap club. This summer she performed at the Capezio Ace Awards as a part of Jason Janas' piece. This year she has also been part of the Bloch Artist program.
Jabu Graybeal has started performing with bands, for senior centers, and at local community events. He has been teaching and setting choreography. He's currently working on a album with some of his dancing in it.
Anissa Lee is a member of Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies, and can be seen in all of the music videos. Anissa has taught and performed around the world and has been in numerous national commercials and television shows. She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design with a degree in Fashion Design.