From The Top

Dance education and the performing arts are the foundation of my life. I:

  • Grew up dancing at my mother’s studio in New York, The Adele Johnson School of Performing Arts.
  • Toured with two of my sisters as part of a tap dancing and drumming trio called, Three Sister’s Tappin’. Then my younger sister quit (family drama).

    My older sister and I carried on as Two Sister’s Tappin‘. Then she quit. Today I’m A Sister Tappin’.

  • Earned a BA from the George Washington University and an MBA from The University of Texas. I’m a Longhorn.
  • Served as a Congressional Intern on Capitol Hill for a member of the United States House of Representatives.
  • Worked at various Fortune 500 companies and finally  quit because life without show tunes and show business was unbearable.
  • Am currently on faculty with Tremaine Dance Conventions and in 2015, won, by national voters’ choice, the Industry Dance Awards title “Favorite Dance Convention Teacher.” I’m honored to teach the skill of tap dancing.
  • Authored three books:
    • Dance into Life, co-authored with the legendary Joe Tremaine, 2018
    • TAP-IN to Your Full Potential, 2010
    • Rich by Choice, Poor by Habit, 2004
  • Host a podcast, TAP Into Your Full Potential

Dance Shoe Fashion

What has evolved from crafting personalized tap shoes is pioneering future fashion-tech with 3-D design to revolutionize the future of dance shoe fashion.

Through an AI driven approach consumers personalize their shopping experience by simply scanning the feet using an app, enabling the creation of uniquely tailored, beautiful, comfortable and recyclable footwear.

It is a shoe that replicates the luxurious feel of leather without the environmental impact of using the actual material – minimizing product waste.

Author

I’ve authored three books:

  • Dance into Life, co-authored with the legendary Joe Tremaine, 2018
  • TAP-IN to Your Full Potential, 2010
  • Rich by Choice, Poor by Habit, 2004

Rich by Choice, Poor by Habit  is out of print. Hard copies are available for sale on line. There’s also an e-book. Here are the links to the paperback and digital versions. Thank you.

Tap Shoes

What started as a personal project designing tap dance shoes for myself blossomed into a 3D printed, on demand headquarters for consumer dance footwear.  

Co-create with a team of 3D designers, engineers’, and scientists to develop a 3D printed dance shoe with material that replicates leather without using the actual material.

Home Life

I am a Los Angeles based performing artist and I live with my wife, Brie.

We met at a bar/club. She assumed I was part of that evening’s entertainment.

This is how she tells it: “Your teeth were so white.

I just assumed you were a singer in the band because you just looked like an artist.

I remember watching you on the dance floor and thinking, “She’s gotta be a singer . . . because she certainly ain’t no dancer.”

A Tribute To
Gregory Hines