Tap Faculty Bio | Tony Mayes | Steps on Broadway
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Tony Mayes
Tony Mayes has been an NYC-based tap-dancer, performer, instructor, and producer for over twenty years. He teaches a technique-focused curriculum -- dancers call his class the ballet barre of tap. His focus is the repetition of timing, core form, execution, and quality of sound. Drills, drills, drills...

His students have performed on Broadway, starred in award-winning films, and have toured both nationally and internationally.

As a student in New York City, he trained under Barbara Duffy, Michelle Dorrance, and Ray Hesselink at Broadway Dance Center, and Lynn Schwab, Derick Grant, and Randy Skinner. From there, he worked as an instructor for New York's Peridance Capezio Center, and then for the prestigious American Tap Dance Foundation, while also helping the ATDF produce the annual Tap City, New York City Tap Festival for over 10 years.

Credits Include: Dorrance Dance (World Premieres and National/International Tours), Jared Grimes (New York City Center, Spoleto Festival), Jason Samuel-Smith (LA Tap Fest. and National Tours), Savion Glover (National Tours), Tap City on Tour (National Tours), Rumba Tap with Max Pollack (National/International Tours), Duffy and Co. (National Tours) and hundreds more.