Savion Glover

(19 November 1973)

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Savion Glover is an American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer. As a learning prodigy, he was taught by notable dancers from previous generations. Glover is currently interested in restoring African roots to tap and wants to put tap back into the contemporary black context.

After making his Broadway debut at the tender age of 12 alongside Sammy Davis Jr, Savion Glover’s mastery of tap dance soon saw him shoot to fame. Over the years he has worked on a truly diverse range of projects, from pop videos for P Diddy to a film with Spike Lee. He has also recieved a Tony Award for his choreographic work. Glover often starts his pieces by paying homage to legendary tap dancers before working his way into his own style. His has a very rhythmic approach to tap, noting the importance of creating the beat and he generally uses freestyle as a starting point for his choreography. Recently Glover provided choreography and motion capture for the film ‘Happy Feet’.

He has taught tap ever since he was fourteen years old. Glover created Real Tap Skills. He started HOOFERZCLUB School for Tap in Newark, New Jersey. He wants to bring back the real essence of tap. Savion claims he is on a mission to reclaim the rhythm that was lost when tap dancing was recycled after many generations.