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Chloe Arnold
Chloe Arnold (Dancer/Actress/Director/Choreographer) has established herself across several fields of the industry today. Most recently, she was featured on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine and as special guest in Global Fusion, a concert in Dubai with 10 of the most accomplished musicians from around the globe. She also just completed a successful sold-out run at La MaMa in her one woman show: My Life. My Diary. My Dance. Ms. Arnold's choreography (dance captain) has been featured in the national tour of Thank You Gregory: A Tribute to the Legends of Tap as well as the 2008 opening number for the Jerry Lewis/MDA telethon. She has appeared in music videos with well known artists, including as Beyonce's dance double in music video Upgrade You, and Sean Paul's Give It Up To Me for the movie Step Up. Currently co-director of the Los Angeles Tap Festival and DC Tap Festival, Chloe was Associate Choreographer for ABC's American Celebration, Debbie Allen's Pearl in Los Angeles, and is choreographer for her own group Syncopated Ladies.

As a performer she has worked alongside dance icons including Debbie Allen for projects such as Brothers of the Knight, Soul Possessed, Sammy (the life and times of Sammy Davis Jr.). Other performance credits include Savion Glover's All Star Tap Revue, The Oneness Awards honoring Michael Jackson, Jason Samuels Smith's Charlie's Angels: A Charlie Parker Tribute and international touring with his company A.C.G.I., the acclaimed production of Imagine Tap, and as a featured dancer with Jazz Tap Ensemble at The Joyce in NYC among others. Film and television appearances include Outkast's feature movie Idlewild, UPN's The Parkers, One on One, Nickelodeon's Brothers Garcia, The Jerry Lewis Telethon (Emmy Award Winning number), Dean Hargrove's short film Tap Heat, and the AMC documentary Cool Women. She is also featured in Dean Hargrove's latest project Tap Dreams, a special documentary that gives insight into tap communities around the globe and offers the unique opportunity for the top youth representatives to study at the annual LA Tap festival.

Currently on faculty at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in LA, Chloe has taught at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, P. Diddy's Summer Youth Program, NYCDA, as well as at dance festivals in Brazil, Japan, Taipei, Germany, Paris and more. Through teaching and performing internationally, Chloe passionately hopes to inspire others. Chloe graduated from Columbia University with a degree in film where she also studied theater, has directed short films and independent music videos, and has produced over 20 shows.

PRESS/REVIEWS...

"Chloe Arnold...a tap artist whose name should be noted for future reference; seek her out if you can. With In The Spirit a sequence of improvography, she served notice that a woman tapper can do anything a guy can...she's a terrific musician who can propose a distinctive rhythmic pattern and then fashion variations on that pattern in arresting ways, drawing out some phrases, altering the accents in others."
-Voice of Dance, Allan Ulrich

"Arnold, a tapper with sizzle to burn."
-L.A. Times, Victoria Loosleaf

"Chloe Arnold [will] blow you away in her solo"
-Chicago Tribune, Sid Smith

"Tu Eres Loco, set in a salsa nightclub...heats things up to a sizzle with help from the luminous Chloe Arnold..."
-Chicago Sun Times, Heidi Weiss

"You can't do [Idlewild] a 1930's period piece without having tap in it," says Hinton Battle who enlisted tap stars like Jason Samuels Smith and Chloe Arnold for the project."
-Dance Spirit, Jen Jones

"This number segued into a hard hitting, yet innately feminine Afro Blue, performed to perfection by miss Chloe Arnold. Adorned in a bewitching shawl-top that enhanced every movement. Chloe left the audience breathless to say the least."
- International Tap Association, Sam Katz