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Jumaane Taylor

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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M.A.D.D. Rhythms All Star Faculty & Members [click photos for bios]

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  1. Omoye' Minniefield
    Oct 23 2011

    Hi Jumaane,

    I just wanted to say Thanks Soooo Much for a great class today! The Totally Tap class you taught was so much fun! Can’t wait to see you back in the A…Acworth that is! LOL! If I am ever up your way maybe I can come by your studio too!


  2. William
    Sep 21 2012

    Just saw you in Paris at theatre des champs elysees. I would loved to have seen more of you (and less of the wack that threw his flowers in the audience….i believe that he blinded an elderly lady, lol)

    You guys were great, i hope you’ll perform more here in Gai Paris.


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