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Tap Dancing is the Story of America: Steve Zee at TEDxSoCal

Steve Zee, world-class tap dancer and candidate for president of the United States, performs regularly to sold out houses at the M Bar in Hollywood, CA.Steve has danced with Gregory Hines and the Nicholas Brothers and has shared the bill with numerous tap notables. He has been a featured soloist in the Jazz Tap Ensemble, a member of Rhapsody In Taps and he has performed and taught across the United States, Canada, Brazil, France and Germany.Steve's choreography is performed by professional dance companies and youth groups across the United States, Europe and South America and was featured at the Beijing International Dance Festival. He trained Kiril Kulish for the Broadway production of Billy Elliot for which Kiril won the Tony Award and has served as tap coach for pop icons David Lee Roth, Bette Midler and Toni Basil.As a theater artist, Steve trained at UCLA, the Sorbonne/Universit? de Paris III and with the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. By the way, if you've ever seen tap dancing Hershey's Kisses on your television, then you have heard Steve dance!Steve is on faculty in the dance department at Cal State University, Long Beach where he teaches a tap dance history course in addition to regular studio dance classes. He teaches ongoing weekly classes at the Tap Academy in Santa Monica, the Dance Arts Academy in Los Angeles and for the Gabriella Foundation in Los Angeles. He is the director of the nonprofit arts organization, LA Ironworks.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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