Tapology Concert Performance featuring Mercedes Ellington

7:00 pm Sunday October 28th at The Whiting

  • Bradley’s innovative vision for building strong, productive young people through the mastery of difficult tasks that challenge the individual to become their personal best, has helped Tapology become an important thread in the local arts tapestry reaching both gifted and underserved youth in the community.Alfred Bruce Bradley, performing artist, educator,
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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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  • Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley has an interdisciplinary approach in using the power of the arts to uplift and inspire the human spirit. Through heredity and the mentorship of her father Alfred Bruce Bradley, Mable Lee, Dianne Walker, and others, Bradley has been studying performing arts since the age of 3
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  • Performed in Black Girls Rock, was featured Tap soloist for international touring company Illstyle & Peace Productions, was cast in Noah Racey's Pulse: The Beat of Song and Dance; trained with Savion Glover. Frances currently performs and teaches in New York and St. Maarten. She is also an exciting visual
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  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" by Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a quote Bianca Revels lives by. Bianca grew up in Detroit, Mi where at the tender age of three, her mother began, and nourished, her dancing journey which has now developed into
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  • Ms. Reyes holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Choreography with specialization in dance in education ages K through 12 grades. She considers herself a Griot , and cultural worker and has done much research into St. Maarten’s traditional dance and culture, even resurrecting the Ponum Dance, which
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  • Joseph performed in the American tour of Riverdance, tap dance musical Imagine Tap! choreographed by Derick K. Grant, and toured France and abroad in Jerome Savary's musical comedy À la Recherche de Joséphine. As a teacher he has shared his artistry with students in Sweden, Japan, Russia, and Peru to
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  • At 18, Maurice danced in the Tony-Award winning Bring in da' Noise, Bring in da' Funk, and five years earlier won 3 times on the Showtime at the Apollo competition.He's danced at: the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan festival; in Honor! A Celebration of the African American
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  • (Performer, Chreographer, Director) has an established career that spans over three decades. 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 on
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  • She currently teaches Tap throughout the Flint Community on behalf of the Outreach development for Youthquest through Tapology. She also teaches at Motor City Dance Factory and her home base Creative Expressions Dance Studio.By 2013, Shanzell had the fortunate opportunity to train with the off-broadway musical STOMPat the Orpheum Theatre in New York, while also working at The
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  • Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Christopher Broughton began dancing at the age of 12 and never looked back. Under the instruction of Paul and Arlene Kennedy at Universal Dance, he immediately became a member of the Kennedy Tap company, world renowned and responsible for such tap greats as
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  • Kandee Thacker-Mann hails from Flint, MI where she began studying tap dance under Alfred Bruce Bradley as one of the original Flintstone Hoofers (now Tapology Youth Ensemble). She is an advocate for tap dance in Dayton and organizes annual tap workshops featuring and collaborating with the legendary Dianne Walker. She
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Shanzell Page

Shanzell PageShe currently teaches Tap throughout the Flint Community on behalf of the Outreach development for Youthquest through Tapology. She also teaches at Motor City Dance Factory and her home base Creative Expressions Dance Studio.

By 2013, Shanzell had the fortunate opportunity to train with the off-broadway musical STOMP
at the Orpheum Theatre in New York, while also working at The School at Steps. She has also filmed several commercials and printwork in Detroit-metro area, and Miami, FL. She studied classical piano with Brigitte Tyler for 13 years, and under Dr. Martin Camacho-Zavaleta, and Dr. Alan Mason. Shanzell continues to train at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Peridance, and with Alfred Bruce Bradley of Tapology.

In 2009 she trained with Susie Garcia and the Miami Heat Dancers.  By 2008, Shanzell performed preliminary at The Milwaukee Theatre on "So You Think You Can Dance" Cycle 4 aired on FOX network. In 2006, she competed nationally at NCA with the University at Buffalo Cheer Team. Also studying under Tom Ralabate, Tressa Gorman-Crehan, and the Ronald K. Brown Evidence company.

In 2003 she trained extensively with the Urban Bush Women during their Residency at UM-Flint. She studied vocally with Dr. Beverly Coulter and Dr. Gisele Rios, coached Varsity Cheer at Miami Country Day School and Barry University for two years. She has performed and choreographed with countless organizations and Operas throughout South Florida. 

Shanzell was showcased with the Flintstone Hoofers at The Town Hall Tap Extravaganza in NYC featuring artists Savion Glover, Busta Brown, Leonard Reed, and Jimmy Slyde. She also received the Regional Dancer of the Year Scholarship in 1999 from Tremaine.

Shanzell is eternally grateful for the mentoring and guidance given to her by numerous directors, schools, studios, programs, and festivals throughout the world. As a performer, teacher, and choreographer, Shanzell is dedicated to spreading the art of dance around the world.

A performance artist and Flint, Michigan native. She is an Alumni of Barry University and The University at Buffalo (SUNY). Shanzell has trained extensively in Tap, while also studying Modern (Limon, Horton, Graham, and Dunham), classical ballet, jazz, and later branching out into Hip Hop.