Alex Dugdale

taps

Alex started tap dancing at age 6 under the instruction of Cheryl Johnson and Anthony Peters. As a child he appeared in a number of productions and festivals including Dance This!, A Tap Dance Christmas Carol, The NYC Tap Festival, and Century Ballroom’s Masters of Lindy Hop and Tap. In 2002 he appeared in a KCTS piece about legendary tap dancer Gregory Hines and had the opportunity to share the stage with him in what would be his last Seattle Performance. Dugdale continued to dance through middle school and high school, starting the tradition of tap dancing at Roosevelt High School’s Ellington Jazz Nutcracker concert as a freshman. In 2006, Alex was invited to dance with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and has been appearing with them ever since. While attending the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, Alex still found outlets for his tap dancing, he became a choreographer and member of the Radiance Dance Theatre as well as collaborated with other students and ensembles at the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of music. He also had the chance to work with Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, the Redline Saxophone Quartet, the Eastman Saxophone Project and renowned dancer and choreographer Bill Evans. He continues to perform and teach tap in the Seattle area.