Tapology Concert Performance featuring Mercedes Ellington

7:00 pm Sunday October 28th at The Whiting

  • 2009 Tapology honoree Germaine Ingram of Philadelphia. Festival Honoree – Performer, Documentarian, Attorney and was Asst Superintendent for Philadelphia Schools. Ms. Ingram has taught tap in workshops in the U.S. and Europe and to dance and theater majors at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. She has choreographed for musical theater, as
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  • Dancer, singer actor, mentor, legend.  These are just a few of the titles that can be associated with Arthur Duncan.  Having traveled the world from Cairo, to London, to Switzerland, even hosting his own variety show in Australia.  Arthur Duncan is much more than a song and dance man.  In
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  • Mable Lee, is often described as irrepressible and exciting.  At 80+ years young, Mable Lee is still entrancing audiences with her own special style.  She will present for the Visiting Schools Day program to introduce young students to the wonders and history of tap.  She also presents for the Senior
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  • Currently the Artistic Director of TapDancin’ Inc, of Boston, Dianne also works in conjunction with major dance organizations in Dallas, Minneapolis and Tokyo to facilitate collaborations and work opportunities for tap dance and dancers.  Dianne Walker is considered a pioneer in the resurgence of tap dancing.  Her twenty-eight year career
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  • Reggio travels nationally and internationally as a tap dancer, choreographer, instructor and educator. He creates special art programs for Chicago's Department on Aging, Global Roots OutReach for children in low income schools and performs at the children hospital. He is the producer and writer of his annual Christmas Show called
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  • Nelida Tirado Flamenco dancer. She has worked with the "Noche Flamenca and was featured flamenco star in the highly acclaimed show "Riverdance" on Broadway and the show “Jarocho” touring Mexico and China. Summer of 2005, she represented as a solo artist, Compania Maria Pages in The Aichi Expo in Japan.
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  • A native of Boston, Derick K. Grant has been tapping for 28 years. Under the direction of two time Tony Award winning director George C. Wolfe, he was an original company member and Dance Captain for BRING IN ‘DA NOISE, BRING IN ‘DA FUNK at both The Public Theater and
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  • With a father from Romansh-Switzerland, a mother born in Morocco and a love-story with american jazz-tap-dancing which kept her in New York for 18 years, French born Roxanne Butterfly (now partly established in Barcelona) perfectly fits the definition of a world-class citizen. In 1992, while baptizing her “Butterfly”, bebop tap-
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  • Michelle Dorrance starred in Stomp, choreographs complex rhythms and phrases to the works of jazz musicians like Thelonius Monk.  A graduate of Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Michelle is a sought-after ensemble dancer with a wide range of companies, including Glover's Ti Dii, Barbara Duffy and Company, Max Pollack's Rumba
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  • Natasha Graham is a native of Flint, Michigan and a recent graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she earned her B.A in psychology with a minor in allied health. Currently, Natasha lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she is an administrative assistant at Therell High School by day and a full
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  • Alexandria Bradley a native from Flint, MI is a practioner of music.  She expresses her love and knowledge through her voice and feet.  She has performed at the “Cannes Film Festival” in France in 2001, the 2002 Winter Olympics, The Nijinski Awards Show in Monaco, France and “Improvography” at the
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  • Frances Bradley began her dance training under the guidance of her father, Bruce Bradley, at Creative Expressions Dance Studio. At age 12, she won Amateur Night at “Showtime at the Apollo” with the female tap group The Stepettes. In 2004, she was an ensemble member in the musical “Bubbling Brown
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  • Cherisse Bradley is a dancer and vocalist - one of the Original Flintstone Hoofers. Cherisse is currently working as a vocalist and dance teacher in New York, continuing to use her skills to reach out to other youth. Cherisse has appeared in Debbie Allen's "Chocolate Nutcracker". She danced and trained with
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2017 Guest Artists


The McFadden Brothers

Dianne Walker

Clara Reyes


·         Lafayette Harris Jr. - Key board & musical director

·         Ralph Armstrong- bass

·         Winard Harper-Drums

·         Kevin Collins-Kuungana Drum & Dance

more to come


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Office Manager
Sherry Bradley
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Administrative Director/Fund Development
Karen Tipper
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Marketing Director
Yasmin Chan Green

Visual Imaging Director / Choreographer
Frances Bradley
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Artistic Director
Alexandria Bradley
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Since the very first Tapology festival, the assembled group of dancers and tap enthusiasts have honored a performer that we feel has made a valuable and lasting contribution to the art of tap dance. Tapology's Living Legends Award recognizes the contributions and milestones of tap dancers who have made history and continue to live the example of a courageous life for 21st century youth.