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Jo is a tap dancer, teacher, choreographer and a Guinness World Record™ breaking tap dancer. Jo Scanlan completed her training at The Centre of Performing Arts obtaining Fellowship status with the ISTD. Jo has continued to study tap in America training in residence and privately with Heather Cornell, Dr Henry Le Tang and Dr Bunny Briggs, as well as master classes with Arthur Duncan, Dick Van Dyke, Fayard Nicholas and Jason Samuels Smith.
James trained at North Hens College Hitchin, for 2 years. After leaving, he performed extensively across the U.K and Europe as Dancer/Dance Captain. He then went on to perform in musicals, including U.K tour of 42nd St , the first U.K tour of Me and My Girl, U.K and Australian tours of Hot Shoe Shuffle, playing the role of "Tip, as well as touring the world in Tap Dogs.
James has also appeared in many television shows Including, The Royal Variety Performance, The Clothes Show, Barrymore, The Generation Game, The National Lottery, This Morning with Richard and Judy. James also had the honour of performing in one of the BBC famous, dance I dents that aired on BBC I for 5 years.
Dean Magri has been a professional tap dancer and choreographer for twelve years. He has worked extensively in TV and theatre;theatre credits include Hot Shoe Shuffle, Tap Dogs and Tap Dogs Re –Booted.
Alison graduated from London College with a first class diploma, the Performers Cup and four Associates with distinction and danced professionally for 14 years in Athens, London, Las Vegas and on world cruises. She worked in America for 9 years where she studied American tap, whilst continuing her study for her teaching exams.
On returning to the UK, she became a Fellow of the ISTD in June 2007 and is part of the creative team that developed the new ISTD Tap grades.
Ryan is a professional performer, born in Bristol and now based in London, UK.
He has trained and worked in many areas of dance and performance, but his true passion is for Tap.
Ryan trained and Bird College, graduating in 2010 with a 1st Class BA Hons. Since then, his work in a range of roles has taken him all over the UK and the world.
Ryan has recently been touring Europe and the USA with Tap Factory, he joined the show in 2014 as the first UK company member.
Graeme trained as a dancer, worked mainly as an actor and has now become a choreographer. He was in the orginal David Merrick version of 42nd Street at Drury Lane in 1984 as an ensemble member and later went on to play the leading role of Billy Lawlor opposite Catherine Zeta Jones.
Junior Laniyan is an accomplished actor/dancer having appeared on stage as Master Juba in Master Juba, Pete Spivy in Blues for Mr Charlie for the Tricycle Theatre, Kamel in D’you Know What I Mean and Him in Fifteen Minutes Before, both at Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre.
As a Dancer he has appeared in New York on Tap and Cross Currents Turned on Tap at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Robbie Williams Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Feet Fusion Tap Concert in Finland’s Gloria Theatre, Finding Synaesthesia at the Purcell Room, and Riverdance in Germany, China, Korea and the UK.
Jack is a former captain of the England Tap Team, World Champion Tap Dancer and member of the Tap Attack Company. He is now a professional tap dancer and teacher.
Jack attended Bird College of Dance, Music and Theatre Performance, graduating in 2011 with distinction and winning the Doreen Bird Award.
His tap performance credits include Soundz Extraordinary, 42nd Street as well as performing with Adam Garcia in his guest judges performance on Got To Dance 3, Sky 1.
Nick Yeoman started performing at the age of six doing both television and stage work. His stage work includes Christmas shows over the past nine years;acting and dance roles in shows like Mame, Showboat, South Pacific and Half a Sixpence. His television credits include Casualty, Bath Blitz, Paul Daniels, Nil by Mouth, Joking Apart, Vaulting Ambitions (documentary) and also radio work for various plays, and the Children’s Royal Variety Performance. He has toured internationally with Tap Dogs and was featured in the BBC’s tap dance ardent shown between programmes daily.
Tarik Winston trained at the Professional Children's School in New York and has been a professional performer since the age of seven when he appeared in New York at Radio City Music Hall in "Porgy and Bess".
Tarik went on to be featured in the Tony Award winning revue "Black and Blue"and "High Rollers Social Pleasure Club"on Broadway, he also played the title role in the ''The Tap Dance Kid". Tarik choreographed and appeared in London as the tap dancing star of the internationally renowned production of "Riverdance".
Warren Heyes trained from an early age in Ballet, Tap and Ballroom social dance. Whilst running the ULU Ballroom Dance and Rock and Roll societies, he met Terry Monaghan in 1983 and decided to commit his future career to establishing a professional standard Lindy Hop dance company and the Jiving Lindy Hoppers was founded soon after.
As a result Warren directly or indirectly taught everyone else dancing the Lindy Hop in the UK today. His choreographic commissions have included the feature film "Chicago Joe and the Showgirl", and has taught 'stars' like Emily Lloyd, Kiefer Sutherland and Greta Scacchi and most of the leading UK swing dancers who have appeared in recent films.
Jamie Read has been teaching tap for over ten years, and has a style mixing American Tap with Irish and Spanish influences. As a performer he has played leading roles in Spirit of The Dance, Joseph &The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Salad Days, Hard Times The Musical and many others. He has also appeared regularly on film and TV, including being the feet of more than 30 dancers in the movie The Boys From County Clare!
Ian Waller left Laine Theatre Arts in 1991. He can now be found in the cast of Spamalot (Palace Theatre). Other Theatre credits include Resident Choreographer on Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace). As dance Captain, Miss Saigon (UK Tour), The Full Monty (UK Tour), My Fair Lady (Drury Lane), West Side Story (Prince Edward and UK Tour), Tommy (Shaftsbury), Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftsbury), Hot Shoe Shuffle (UK Tour), Eating Raoul (Bridewell), Me and My Girl (UK Tour), Scrooge (Manchester Opera House).
Jason trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where he gained an Honours Diploma and the first of his teaching qualifications. During his final year at college he appeared in "42nd Street" at the Drury Lane before moving on to spend eleven years appearing in the West End and was an orignal cast member on many shows.
Tom trained professionally at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts and has worked with various artists including Cheryl Cole, Rihanna, Elton John, Gary Barlow, MeatLoaf, John Barrowman, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Jessie J, Jamelia, and Marcus Collins.
Tom was featured on season 2 of BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance? reaching the top 5 boys out of thousands of hopefuls.
Luke is a graduate of the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts and former member of our performance companies "Tap Attack" and "Extreme Tap".
He is currently performing in 'Singin' in the rain' UK, Ireland and Japan Tour.
Since graduating from Bird College in 2009, Avalon has completed 2 internships for the American Tap Dance Foundation in NYC, was a company member of Grant Swifts TeAyPe in Melbourne, Australia and has danced in many leading Tap dance companies in the UK.
Ollie trained at LCPA, graduating with a Trinity National Diploma in Musical Theatre and 3 B.T.D.A Diplomas.
Ollie started his professional career dancing for Carnival Cruise Lines, has also appeared in many shows such as, ʻTap Factoryʼ (UK and China Tour) ʻSimply Gershwinʼ (Guest Tap Duo, UK Tour), ʻSpirit of the Danceʼ (Lead tapper, Worldwide), ʻTap Dance Feverʼ (UK, South Africa and Canada), ʻTaimid Seanachai - A Celtic Evolutionʼ (Canada), ʻHollywood Spectacularʼ (UK), ʻDoraʼ (West End) to name a few.
Michael trained at Performers College and after graduating joined Tap Attack, wining two World Titles whilst a memeber on the England Tap Team, and performing throughout the UK, Europe and America as part of Tap Attack's performance Company, performing at venues including The O2, Olympia, The Olympic Park and The Royal Albert Hall.
In early 2016, Michael is a cast member of Tap Factory and has toured Europe and the UK with the show.
"Tap is my passion & working with these guys is inspirational!"
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"The training Tap Attack offers their young people and students is inspirational"