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About Tap Attack

Tap Attack are world renowned tap specialists, comprising a performance company, a world class training initiative and the GB tap team. Since its inception, Tap Attack has taught thousands of tap dancers every year, sharing inspirational workshops all over the world. We are especially proud of our regional associate programme, which offers the highest calibre of technical training to tap dancers across the UK . . . The Company brings together the most talented tap dancers in the country who regularly perform throughout Europe and America creating innovative performances for TV, theatrical, sports and corporate events including Britain’s Got Talent, Little Big Shots, This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, The One Show, Taking the Next Step, Got to Dance, Guinness World Records Smashed, Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year, Opening of Youth Sports Games, LV Insurance, McDonalds and Mercedes Benz.

Tap Attack is also proud to manage Team GB and to date have won 38 World Titles representing Great Britain at the IDO Tap World Championships.

Established in 2007 by Guinness World Record Breaking Tap Dancer, Jo Scanlan, and now boasting a faculty of some of the most well-respected names in the genre, Tap Attack continues to push the boundaries of tap dance and bring together the most innovative tap dancers, teachers and choreographers from around the world.

Founder, Director & Faculty

Founder, Director & Faculty
Jo Scanlan

Jo is an award winning tap dancer and choreographer, director of Tap Attack and sought after teacher. With countless TV and theatre credits, an illustrious teaching career and numerous World championship titles, her curriculum vitae is impressive . . .

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Artistic Director & Faculty

Artistic Director & Faculty
James Doubtfire

James has spent 20 years touring the world with Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs as both a performer and Assistant Director. He was also Assistant Director of The London West End production of Tap Dogs, staring Adam Garcia. In 2000 James worked on the opening . . .

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Head of Associates & Faculty

Head of Associates & Faculty
Jessica-Jo Marshall

Jessica-Jo Began her training in Essex at the Angela Allport Performing Arts School before attending The Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst School for Dance and the Ailey School, New York . . .

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Faculty

Faculty
Ollie Botterill

Ollie trained at LCPA, graduating with a Trinity National Diploma in Musical Theatre and 3 B.T.D.A Diplomas. Ollie has appeared in many shows such as, ‘Tap Factory’ (Worldwide) . . .

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Faculty

Faculty
Ryan Campbell-Birch

Ryan Campbell-Birch is a professional tap dance performer, teacher, and choreographer based in London, UK. His passion for tap developed at a young age, beginning under his mother’s tutelage in his hometown of Bristol . . .

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Faculty

Faculty
Adele Joel

Adele Joel is one of leading Tap Dancers in the UK. Based in London, she performs, teaches and choreographs all over the world . . .

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Faculty

Faculty
Helena Sandford

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Faculty

Faculty
Kai Scanlan

As Tap Attack’s youngest faculty member, Kai already boasts an incredible résumé with multiple World Championship Titles, extensive performance credits and a plethora of scholarship opportunities . . .

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Faculty

Faculty
Alex Larder

Alex is a 21 year old tap dancer from Maidenhead, England. Alex’s training started at Redroofs School of performing Arts in 2011, then furthered his training at Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts in Swindon where he recently graduated . . .

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Guest Faculty

Guest Faculty
Jared Grimes

Jared Grimes is a quadruple threat in the world of the arts where he is heavily making his mark in singing, dancing, acting, and choreographing. On numerous occasions, he has danced alongside legends such as Wynton Marsalis Gregory Hines . . .

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Guest Faculty

Guest Faculty
Maud Arnold

Known as one of “Tap’s Leading Ladies” and cover girl for Dance Spirit magazine’s Tap issue, Maud Arnold is a member of the female tap band, Syncopated Ladies, widely known for viral videos that have accumulated over 50 million views . . .

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Guest Faculty

Guest Faculty
Jamie Spall

Jamie trained with Tap Attack as an original member from the age of 11 and remained a member until she was 17. During that time, Jamie trained with Jo Scanlan, James Doubtfire, Tarik Winston, Alison Forrester and many other guest teachers . . .

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