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Matt is an internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, with performance and choreographic credits ranging from musicals and television to dance companies and feature films.
Matt came to the attention of the nation when he tapped his way through Series 2 of "So You Think You Can Dance", in which he was crowned Britain's favourite dancer.
Alongside SYTYCD contestant and friend, Tom Shilcock, Matt is the Co-Creator of Can You Dance? An annual competition aimed at finding the UK's best dance talent.
On becoming a patron of Tap Attack Matt commented "I'm so excited to be part of the Tap Attack family. It's an honour to be affiliated with the UK's best collection of young tap dancers. They are at the forefront of the UK tap scene & the amount of young talent on show is pretty impressive. Tap is my passion & working with these guys is inspirational!"
Watch Matt performing alongside members of our Company and selected Associates at Move It 2014
Find out more about Matt here and "Can You Dance" here
Jonathan is an established artist in the entertainment industry, who at 17 won the prestigious Cameron Mackintosh Young Entertainer of the Year Award, and has since gone on to write and record an album, present You’ve Been Framed and Love On A Saturday Night and play major roles in various West End musicals (including The Rocky Horror Show, Grease, Tommy and Chicago) as well as several pantomimes.
In September 2013 he became a Principal of his own full time Performing Arts College, the Wilkes Academy, which has gone on to forge a reputation as one of the UK’s best and fastest growing colleges.
Jonathan is also co-founder of Soccer Aid, and since 2006 has helped raise over 16 million of pounds for UNICEF in the biannual celebrity and professional football match.
On becoming a patron of Tap Attack Jonathan commented "I am thrilled to be a patron of such an amazing company, Tap Attack produces exceptional talent and this is down to the incredible teaching the dancers receive. Myself & Wilkes Academy Of Performing Arts are extremely proud to work very closely with Tap Attack".
Watch Jonathan performing alongside our 2011 Male World Champion Matt Hill at Move It 2013
Find out more about "The Wilkes Academy" here and Soccer Aid here
Anne Walker is the Founder and CEO of International Dance Supplies Ltd. Having opened her own dance school in Liverpool, aged 17 a few years later Anne decided to try and make leotards for her students herself, other dance teachers soon started buying leotards from her and in 1978, when the dancewear manufacturing and sales needed to become a separate business, Harlequin Dancewear was born.
Fast forward to present day and IDS is now the UK's largest wholesale dancewear supplier with a customer base including over 14,000 dance teachers and retailers worldwide with whom IDS has gained an incredible reputation for great products and service, as well as winning multiple business awards both here and in America.
In 2010, in recognition of her contribution to business, Anne was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire), and a year later launched the first ever International Dance Teacher Conference at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, this now must-attend event for dance teachers from all over the world is attracting some of the biggest names in dance to be part of the faculty.
On becoming a patron of Tap Attack Anne commented "I am delighted to be Patron of Tap Attack and to be part of this wonderful organisation. The training Tap Attack offers their young people and students is inspirational and gives them so many life skills as well as so many exciting travel and performance opportunities".
Find out more about "International Dance Supplies" here and the "International Dance Teacher Conference" here
"Tap is my passion & working with these guys is inspirational!"
"I am thrilled to be a patron of such an amazing company, Tap Attack produces exceptional talent and this is down to the incredible teaching the dancers receive"
"The training Tap Attack offers their young people and students is inspirational"