Tap Dancer, Musician, Entertainer & Master Teacher


Steve is a globe-trotting master tap dancer and teacher who has trained and performed with the Nicholas Brothers, Gregory Hines and countless other tap notables. He has taught and performed across the United States, Europe, South America and in China, edited two oral histories housed at prestigious scholarly institutions and been a member of the Jazz Tap Ensemble and Rhapsody In Taps. Check out his Ted Talk  "Tap Dancing Is The Story Of America" and his article that was recently published by Dance Magazine.

Steve is the man behind Tap Academy Online, the world’s first subscription-based tap training program and currently teaches lessons in two languages to subscribers in 20+ countries on four continents. 

Steve has taught at countless tap festivals both international and domestic such as LA Tapfest, Big Apple Tap Festival, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Joinville Festival de Dança, Limoges Festival de Claquettes, China International Tap Dance Festival and many, many more.

When not traveling to teach and perform, Steve can be found in the Dance Departments at CSU, Long Beach and Santa Monica College and giving master classes at various dance studios in Southern California. He is also the lead tap teacher for The Gabriella Foundation which gives extremely low-cost dance lessons to under-served youth in Los Angeles. 

Or. . . why not stop by and take a class with Steve some Saturday at the By Your Side Dance Studio in West Los Angeles? 

Learn about Tap Academy Online!

Visit Tap Academy Online and check out this fabulous resource for tap students and teachers!