MCDC: Community Tap

Tap Instructor Bio

Shelley Oliver has toured throughout Europe, China, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. She has appeared internationally with some of the legends of the tap world, including Savion Glover, Jimmy Slide, Buster Brown, Steve Condos, and Chuck Green. She is a founding member of Manhattan Tap and was co-artistic director and choreographer with the company. Her television appearances include Tap Dance in America with Gregory Hines, and Star Search. She has also performed with many great jazz musicians, including Slide Hampton, David "Fathead" Newman, Robin Eubanks, and Kenny Washington. Ms. Oliver was recently a guest soloist with The River City Brass, one of the nation's premier brass bands.

Ms. Oliver has conducted lectures and demonstrations for the Lincoln Center and New York City Public Schools. She is the producer of seven CDs, Tap Music for Tap Dancers, that have become a standard tool for dance classes, professional tappers, and students. She also tours locally with the Muhlenberg Jazztap Ensemble at schools and facilities in the Allentown area.