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On December 29, 2015

Felipe Galganni

Felipe Galganni

Felipe Galganni – tap dancer, teacher, and choreographer – is known for his unique style and versatility in blending American tap dance with his Brazilian roots. He is currently a faculty member at Steps on Broadway, Joffrey Ballet School, Broadway Dance Center, and the American Tap Dance Foundation where he is also an artist in residency. Felipe has danced with renowned companies such as the New American Tap Dance Orchestra and Dorrance Dance in addition to creating his own work with Felipe Galganni & Company. In 2017, the company premiered TAP&TOM, a tribute show to the music of the Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. The concert was then presented at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, and at the 14th Street Y. In 2018, Felipe received the Machado de Assis Medal for disseminating the Brazilian culture in the USA, and in 2019 had the honor of performing with the Duke Ellington center band at Birdland. Most recently, he premiered two solo shows titled Felipe 101 and FORGET ABOUT ME at Pangea NYC, and performed 8 shows with Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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