Tapology Concert Performance featuring Mercedes Ellington

7:00 pm Sunday October 28th at The Whiting

  • An International performer, Bradley danced Broadway's "Shuffle Along", "STOMP", George Faison's Bubblin’ Brown Sugar starring Diahnn Carroll and was named as one of Dance Magazine's "25 To Watch". A recorded vocalist as well as producer for the Tapology Festival, Ali is known as a demanding choreographer and lead trainer for
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  • At age 14, Wheeler met Maceo Anderson of "The Four Step Brothers". In short order young Ivery become a hoofer performing in Anderson's groups, "Four Steps and a Miss" and later "The Third Generation Steps". Wheeler has credits in monumental hit "The Cotton Club" and Broadway & Paris performances of
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  • Dianne Walker, jazz tap dancer known for her elegant and fluid style of dancing that is delicate yet rhythmically complex, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Walker received the Dance Magazine Award in 2012 for lifetime achievement in dance. Principal dancer in the Paris production of Black and Blue, as well
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  • Mable Lee, the sassy chanteuse and jazz dancer with the million-dollar legs who was regaled in the 1940s as "Queen of the Soundies". She was a child prodigy who at age twelve, was performing in the first black-owned nightclub in Georgia, The Top Hat. Lee worked at such Harlem's nightclubs
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  • Co-starred in Dean Hargrove's "Tap Heat", a short film available on DVD. featured dancer in HBO/Universal Pictures's motion picture "Idlewild" starring Outkast. Debbie Allen has featured his talents in several productions including the AMC television series "Cool Women", Sammy (a tribute to the life of Sammy Davis jr.), and leading
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  • Performed the original production and national tour of Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk. Choreographer and director of the Imagine Tap! Grant has taught at the American Tap Dance Foundation and Steps on Broadway in New York City, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, Chicago Human Rhythm Project and
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  • Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance/New York, is one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation and "one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). A 2012 Princess Grace Award Winner, 2012 Field Dance Fund Recipient and 2011 Bessie Award
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  • Joined Deborah Mitchell's New Jersey Tap Ensemble at age 9. Quickly recognized as a rising young star, he was featured on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show's "My Kid's A Star"; toured nationally with "Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk" and as special guest with jazz artists Christian McBride,
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  • Featured Tap soloist for international touring company Illstyle & Peace Productions, was cast in Noah Racey's Pulse: The Beat of Song and Dance; and trained with Savion Glover. Performs and teaches in New York and St. Maarten, teaching underserved youth. Bradley also presented her art as part of a delegation
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  • His extensive knowledge of tap and its cultural roots, along with his ability to connect past and present, leave audiences thinking more critically about art and its influence on our daily lives. Curated more than 70 exhibitions including Harlem Heyday: The Photographs of James Van Der Zee and The Sound
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  • A talented Educator, Director and Choreographer, Ms. Reyes has a body of work that is diverse and all encompassing, ranging from youth productions to reviving dormant cultural traditions. Reyes believes the arts offer healing, transformation and wholeness that enable us to find deeper meaning and richness in our existence. M.F.A.
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  • Trained with the off-broadway musical STOMP at the Orpheum Theatre in New York, Urban Bush Women and Miami Heat dancers. Page worked at The School at Steps New York, Motor City Dance Factory and multiple Michigan studios. Directs Tapology's Outreach program, providing tap classes year round to after-school programs, introducing
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  • Kandee Thacker-Mann Flint native. She is an advocate for tap dance in Dayton and organizes annual workshops featuring and collaborating with the legendary Dianne Walker. She continues to spread her love of dance through teaching, choreography, and collaboration. She has instructed at the Ohio Dance Festival, as adjunct at Wright
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History of tap•ol•o•gy

threekidsThirty years ago seasoned actor Alfred Bruce Bradley took up the art of tap dancing to expand his repertoire. He didn't learn from a tap school, he learned from people who were tapologists. Years later he brought his daughters up in the tap culture and then expanded his tutelage to other children by joining under Creative Expressions Dance Studio founded by Sheila Miller-Graham.

In 2001 the Tapology Festival was born to bring together legendary dancers from all over the world, with dance schools and underprivileged youth in the Flint, Michigan, area. The festival includes classes from the masters, lectures, luncheons and culminates with unforgettable concert performances by both students and masters.

Originally founded as a way to give back to the community through teaching, tapology has become much more, teaching hundreds of youth how to interact with their past, present and future, all while maintaining the highest standards of entertanment quality.

The Tapology Festival has expanded beyond being an annual event moving toward a vision of becoming a movement through programs like the Tapology Youth EnsembleWalker-Collins Project, Murals For Flint, Community Outreach, Visting Schools Day and our Summer Tap Intensive.

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