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Brent McBeth
CURRENT CLASSES

Intermediate Tap
Thursdays
2:30-4:00pm
Brent McBeth is a musical theater performer, teacher, dance competition judge and choreographer from New York City. His tap and jazz styles are inspired by the MGM movie musicals (Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Conner), as well as the golden age of Broadway (Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse). He pushes his dancers to focus on style, character awareness, acting and emotional connection to the piece. Brent has designed a specialty dance class called "Acting for Dancers" which utilizes acting, clown and improv exercises to help dancers become better storytellers.

After graduating with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater (Sam Houston State), Brent served as dance captain of the international tour of Fosse (starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall). He is a resident company member and choreographer for the Drama Desk-nominated NY theater company, Parallel Exit, and his choreography has been seen in numerous festivals and theaters around the world. Brent has judged and taught at multi-disciplined, national-level dance competitions for over 10 years. He continues to perform onstage in musicals and recently completed his second season performing as a Skip the Clown in NYC's Big Apple Circus.