Tap Dancer, Musician, Entertainer & Master Teacher

Off the press!

Los Angeles Times

“.  . . compelling in a different key.  His steps are neatly designed;  his  style strongly vertical, with lots of complex multiple rhythms tapped  out underneath a balanced torso.”  

“. . . daringly spare, rhythmically acute tapping.”

“. . . a deep jazz impetus and musicality.”

Dance Magazine

“Casual and insouciant, Zee practically talks with his feet, making  statements, asking questions, uttering phrases, snapping out a flurry of thought, and then laying back. It was narrative tap with a swelling  arc, marked by an impressive sensitivity to the [music].”

New York TImes

“The standout numbers included Steve Zee’s ‘Goodbye Porkpie Hat,’ to music by Charles Mingus, which proved that there is a great deal more  to tap and its expressive power than the heavy-footed volleys now in fashion. Mr. Zee built up to something close to that, but it was always possible to hear and delight in the eloquently articulated, compact,  complex foot beats and rhythms, playfully interspersed with pauses.”

The Village Voice

“Dancing his own stylish choreography Steve Zee is all slouchy ease -- now laying into Jerry Kalaf’s brushwork on the drums, making the pauses  tell, now doing a virtuoso turn in silence.”


“. . . his repartee is sly, witty, politically and socially astute, and terribly funny. . . a knock-out comedian.”

San Francisco Bay Guardian

“As a comedian, his vocal delivery is delightfully reminiscent of  Jack Benny’s ‘slow burn’ technique with a touch of Groucho’s growl."

OC Weekly Cover

When OC Weekly did a feature on Steve's one-man show All In Good Time, they turned the article into a cover story.