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.
As an historian, Steve teaches a tap dance history course in the Dance Department at CSU, Long Beach and has published four oral histories of significant tap dancers (Stan Kahn, Bob Scheerer, Fred Strickler, Sarah Petronio) that are housed at prestigious scholarly institutions (Performing Arts Division of the 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 25+ countries on six 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. For almost 20 years, he was the lead tap teacher for The Gabriella Foundation that gives extremely low-cost dance lessons to under-served youth in Los Angeles.
When not traveling to teach and perform, Steve can be found in the Dance Department at CSU, Long Beach and giving master classes at various dance studios in Southern California.
Coming to Los Angeles and bringing your tap shoes? Send Steve an email to find out about group classes and privates and to find out about upcoming performances.