John K. Williams, "Mr. Tap"

John “Mr. Tap” Williams is from Harlem, New York. He is the creator of the “Original Tap Barre” Harlem Mix Tap Dance Style. He holds his Associates of Arts Degree in Education/Speech & Drama and a BFA Degree in Education/Musical Theater. He has appeared in several theater, commercials, dance, film & television productions. Just to name a few, PBS special “Jazz for Orchestra” with the Colorado Symphony & Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Bourbon Street Straight Up with the Denver Brass & Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, How We Got Over (from The Spirituals To Duke Ellington) with the Spirituals Project Choir & Orlando Otis & His Jazz Orchestra. John K. Williams a.k.a, “Mr. Tap” was honored to perform the renowned Morton Gould's Tap Dance Concerto with Conductor, Scott O'Neil and The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The Wiz, “In the House of Blues” at the Kennedy Center In Washington, D.C. “Harlem The Musical”, “Black Nativity” as Joseph, Hello Dolly, “Harlem Sweet Harlem”, “Guys & Dolls”, “My Three Angels”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Giselle”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Show Boat” and “The Great Sebastians”. He has appeared on the Animal Planet Television Series of “Busted” and performed with the Carnival Cruise Magic Legends Show. John as danced with the Movement Free Dance Company for 10 years under the Artistic Direction of Jo Button Keel and was a member of the Eulipions Theatre Company. He has performed with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and Colorado Ballet. John was featured in the Magazine, “In The Black” as Denver's Own “Mr. Tap” Currently, John “Mr. Tap” Williams is a proud member of the International Association of Blacks In Dance and was honored to teach Master Class Series for IABD. He teaches tap dance at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Colorado Ballet Academy.

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