Jumaane Taylor, a Chicago native, has been tap dancing for 13 years. He began his training at the Sammy Dyer School of the Theatre, where he now teaches. He has had the esteemed opportunity to perform and study withDerick Grant, Idella Reed Davis, Jimmy Payne Jr., Jay Fagan, George Patterson III, Jason Samuels Smith, Sarah Savelli and Ted Levy. Jumaane made his professional debut with M.A.D.D Rhythms, where he now serves asAssistant Director. Jumaane has performed and taught nationally and internationally. Some of his credits include theChicago Tap Summit, St. Louis Tap Festival, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, L.A. Tap Fest and numerous shows with ETA Creative Arts Foundation. He was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine as “One of the Top 20 Hoofers under 2”, in 2000 he won 1st place in The 1st Annual Chicago Tap Off and performed in the critically-acclaimed Imagine Tap, directed and choreographed by Derick Grant. Jumaane is committed to spreading his respect and passion for tap dance.
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