Steve is a globe-trotting master tap dancer, teacher, musician and entertainer 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 China and has been a member of the Jazz Tap Ensemble and Rhapsody In Taps.
Steve has published four oral histories of significant tap dancers (Stan Kahn, Bob Scheerer, Fred Strickler, Sarah Petronio) that are housed at prestigious scholarly institutions (New York Public Library, Carson Dance Library, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum). Check out his Ted Talk "Tap Dancing Is The Story Of America" and his article published by Dance Magazine.
Steve is the man behind Tap Academy Online, a 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, OC Tap Festival, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Joinville Festival de Dança, Limoges Festival de Claquettes, China International Tap Dance Festival and many, 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.
Coming to Los Angeles and bringing your tap shoes? Send Steve an email and find out about group classes and privates or. . . check him out at the The Three Clubs in Hollywood on nights that he joins the cast of the Tony Martini Variety Hour.