Our last part of the interview with @kaegraydance! All 5 other parts in previous posts. Thank you Kaelyn! 😊
Q: Are there any upcoming projects you'd like people to know about?
Kaelyn: The latest news with @bringtaptothepeople is that I will be revamping the tap education program for CLI Studios, which is an interactive program for dancers, teachers and students all over the world (I'm going to LA for it). I'll be filming with them at the end of April.
Q: What's the best way for people to learn more about you and your projects?
Kaelyn: "My website is tapdancetutorials.com and "Bring tap to the people" is the tagline. The mission is to provide an education for dancers and teachers who may not have the financial wherewithal to go to workshops, festivals and conventions. I want to continue to give them access to a great tap class or do it in the comfort of their own home." #tapdance#tapdancer#tapdancing#dance#dancer#dancing#bringtaptothepeople#taptutorial#kaelyngray
Here's Part 5 of our interview series with @kaegraydance
Previous parts in last 4 posts.
Who are your tap influences and in what way have they influenced you?
Kaelyn: "At different stages of my training I've gotten pulled into someone's world. Shirley Temple was a huge inspiration when I was really young. @christopherdanielerk definitely, who I feel was fully responsible for reigniting my passion and gave me direction. And he has also influenced my style and approach so much.
Another great influence is @janasjason because he taught me the importance of self-practice. He's one of the most disciplined dancers I've ever met, constantly practicing and working on something 24/7.
I've also always been influenced by Diane Walker, Heather Cornell and Barbara Duffy (@dufftap). They are legends in the tap dancing world. When I watch them, there's an eloquence about their tap dancing, and they remind me it's okay to be more feminine in my approach ( I'm a more heavy-footed tap dancer), which is not always an easy thing because I'm also a jazz and hip hop dancer and those styles make their way into my style of tap.
Part 6 coming soon!
Pictured with @rileybest27
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Alicia Newcom loves Pullback Productions and is thrilled to be dancing in her second p2 video choreographed by Quinten Busey! Alicia most recently performed as a Radio City Rockette in the Christmas Spectacular and on the 71st Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall! Other favorite credits include "42nd Street" (national tour), "On the Town” (Ivy Smith u/s, Gateway Playhouse), “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (Ruby Rae, Finger Lakes MTF), and "Sweet Charity" (Arizona Broadway Theatre). www.alicianewcom.com
Spencer S. Lawson is so excited to be filming this video with this wonderful group of old and NEW friends! Regional: White Christmas (Ogunquit Playhouse), 42nd Street (North Shore Music Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage), ZM: A Zombie Musical (Goodspeed Opera House), Mamma Mia (Arrow Rock Lyceum), and Young Frankenstein (Theatre by the Sea). Spencer is a recent graduate of The Hartt School. #spencersquestforthebway www.spencerslawson.com