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Celebrate International Tap Dance Day in style as the sensational Michela Marino Lerman takes center stage at the Louis Armstrong Center Jazz Room, promising an afternoon of toe-tapping, soul-stirring rhythms on May 25th at 3:00 pm.


About the artist:

Michela Marino Lerman, winner of the Hoofer and FloBert Awards, is a world renowned tap dance artist, performer, choreographer, band leader, educator and all-around creative spirit. The Huffington Post has called her a “hurricane of rhythm” and the NY Times has called her both a “prodigy” and has described her dancing as “flashes of brilliance.” Quincy Jones has called her an “absolute tap dancing star who knows her roots.”

She very proudly, was mentored by some of the masters of tap dance including Gregory Hines, Buster Brown, Leroy Myers, Peg Leg Bates, Marion Coles, Jeni LeGon and Mable Lee. Most recently Michela can be seen featured in the new US Postage Stamp series dedicated to the art form of Tap Dance. She is also the only female honorary member of the legendary tap dance fraternity, The Copasetics. Michela has performed, choreographed, written, produced, and directed many projects throughout her career including leading her own group Love Movement. She recently was commissioned by the Joyce Theater to create and premiere her all-new full-length work “Once Upon A Time Called Now.”

Michela has had the honor of working with many legends throughout her career some of whom include Anna Deavere Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Quincy Jones, Jon Batiste, Roy Hargrove, Steve McQueen and more.


Secure your tickets now for our tap dance extravaganza that will transport you to a world where the language of dance speaks louder than words.