GeneralIm a dancer. I am a professional tap dancer. I really dig the tap dance artform. That's my life... Tap dance. Anyways, I also do modern, jazz, salsa, samba, afro- brasilian, merengue, rumba, punta, flamenco, swing/Lindy hop/charleston and the freaky stuff!! lol I play the piano, and the drum set. CHECK OUT MY CHOREOGRAPHY FOR LA IRONWORKS: WANNA SEE SOME TAP FOOTAGE?!?! CHECK OUT SOME OF MY FAVORITE CLIPS: Teddy Hale .. width="425" height="350">......> The CLARK BROS. .. width="425" height="350">......> The 5 HOT SHOTS, the One Man Dance .. width="425" height="350">......> TIP, TAP, & TOE WHITEY'S LINDY HOPPERS W/ DUKE ELLINGTON SALSA FRIENDS... HAVING A SALSA JAM ME DANCING AT THE LATIN PRIDE ASSEMBLY 2006 SAMBA: .. width="425" height="350">........> PUNTA: .. width="425" height="350">........> SALSA: .. width="425" height="350">........>
MusicI'm in love with jazzzzzz. All types also. Rock, metal, hip- hop, reggae, big band, swing, samba, salsa, Reggaeton, tango, (dot) Indian, punk, oldies, etc. jazz favs: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Herbie Hancock, Cab Calloway, Ray Brown, Gene Harris, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Coltrane and Miles Davis. Vocalists: Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, etc. Rock: i love classic rock. Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, etc. Others: Bob Marley, Mana, George Benson, Bobby McFerrin, David Bowie, Erykah Badu, Hole, Elton John, NERD, Robin Thicke, Taumbu, Bee Gees, Richard Blade lol, Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Poncho Sanchez, Metallica, Misfits, Cole Porter, Stan Getz, Jill Scott, Al Green, Ray Charles, The Doors, System of a Down, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Lou Rawls, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Buena Vista Social Club, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Smith, Sambas de Enredo, Artie Shaw, Dorsey Bros., ALMA DA BATUCADA, and many many mooooore. Music is life. I love music sooo much, I can even dig some country music. DINAH WASHINGTON!! Cab Calloway's crazy ass! Fats The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra... sooo tight! Ray Brown is the maaan!! Why is Gene Harris the most insane pianist?? I love listening to his playing. ooooh man! He's got the juice! wooooooo!!! My man, BOBBY McFERRIN!!!! I wish to work with him someday... Santana is amazing Michael is the shit I LOVE BOB!! Thelonious Monk... sick aah yes, Dizzy Gillespie, thats that Latin jazz right there The beautiful Lauryn Hill Gwen Stefani... HOT!
Top Hat (No Strings Clip)
.. Tap dancer collaborating with the Leimert Park Drum Circle.
Add to My Profile | More Videos Harold Nicholas... Mr. BB "Tap" w/ Gregory HInes, "Saving Silverman", "Top Hat", "Private Parts", "Napoleon Dynamite", "Who Frammed Roger Rabbit", "New York, New York", any tap footage. "About Tap", "No Maps on my Taps", "By Word of Foot", "Scientific Rhythm", "Baby Lawrence footage", and all the other good stuff I got. Another favorite is "Been Rich All My Life" the best film I've ever seen!!!! Here's one of my favorite clips!!!! Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell Posted By:[LOVE] is my religion
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TelevisionWhen ever I have time to watch TV i'm watching some movies on HBO, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, MTV videos n stuff, i love Family Guy and the Simpsons. I used to have a Newlywed Game show phase... I love Three's Company, hilarious! Jackass, is it TCM? the channel w/ all old time black & white movies... those are interesting. ooo I used to be addicted to Felicity hahaha... over that. The Disney channel is fun.. Sponge Bob, Dora (i love that bitch), and Lizzy Maguire (sp)... its cheezy but i like it. also That's So Raven.. haha me and my sister watch that show. aaand thats about it for television. HAL LEROY
Books"So you see, all my life, tap dancin', that's what I know! Yeah, I love it. I never come away from it and come back to it like some. Never did that. I been in it all my life. I was just in love with tap dancin'. What is it about tap dancin' that people love so much? It's beautiful." -Willie CovanOn Tap magazines and Dance Spirit magazine. Any books on jazz/music/tap P.S. Check out Dance Spirit Magazine May- June 2005 issue. I'm in the article "20 Hot Tappers Under 20" with all my homies and check out Dancer magazine November 2006 issue I have a 3 page article in it :)
HeroesMy dad, Gregory Hines, Paul Kennedy, Sammy Davis Jr., Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, my sister My all time heroes Chloe Arnold... too fierce to be alive. I love her. My female tapper inspiration. My mentor, inspiration, and friend, Jason Samuels- Smith. THE BEST TAP DANCER IN THE WORLD. no doubt Mr. Copasetic Woooo this man knows how it's done... Dr. Jimmy Slyde We all know about the oh so dandy Nicholas Bros. .. width="425" height="350">......> The most rhythmical tap dancer ever. Thee Eddie Brown "Gibbles n gibbles n gibbles n gibbles n gibbles n gibbles n gibbles n Bits!" Arthur Duncan My darling Harold "Stumpy" Cromer. This cat can get GREEEEZY!!! All I can say about these Four Step Bros. is "Woooooooooooooooooo!!" Tip, Tap n Toe! "Shoout Brotha Shooouuut!!" Good Ol' Buck and Bubbles Aunt Dianne Creator of the Shim Sham, Dr. Leonard Reed Doctor Bunny Briggs. I love his big eyes. Peg Leg!!! Oh maaaaan! he needs to shut up and just be quiet, if u know what i mean. My peoples: Anissa! My sister, friend, and comrade :) Love that Charles! Melinda Sullivan. My sister, my best friend, and a sick tapper! K2!! My swingin' Brotha! Joseph Wiggan. Wingin' Wiggan! WATS TAPPENIN'??!! Star Jaybo Leezy Nico Jumaane MADD Rhythms cats Adriel, we are the only German/ Hungarian Jewish tap dancers out there... haha we're cool like that. :) Brian... my samba partner at Cafe Danssa! ... when he's here.. grrrr lol Yes, this is my sister, Monica Alma Da Batucada!
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About me:I'm a Mexican/German/Hungarian Jew. RHYTHM IS MY BUSINESS. I love dancing and listening to music... I'm one of those young tap dancers out here on the west coast ... doing my best to keep the TAP DANCE art form alive and tappenin'. Gotta respect the dance. PICS OF ME AND SOME LEGENDS AND INSPIRATIONS!
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- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Culver City
- Body type: 5' 0" / Athletic
- Ethnicity: Latino / Hispanic
- Religion: Jewish
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Children: Someday
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: In college
- Occupation: Tap dancer
- Income: Less than $30,000
Santa Monica College
2007 to Present
- Santa Monica, CA
- Graduated: N/A
- Major: Business
Hamilton (alexander) Senior Hi
2003 to Present
- Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
- Graduated: N/A
- Major: Musical Theatre/ Dance
- Clubs: Soul of Afro- Brasil, Salsa Club