Sam Weber has gained an international reputation as a tap dance artist and is in demand throughout the world as a performer, master teacher and choreographer. He has appeared with such tap luminaries as Charles “Honi” Coles, Jimmy Slyde, Steve Condos, Gregory Hines, Savion Glover and the Nicholas Brothers. A protegé of tap master Stan Kahn in San Francisco, Sam has studied in New York at the Julliard School and has performed with the Joffrey II, the San Francisco Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Peninsula Ballet Theatre and Smuin Ballets/SF. His versatility has led him to performances in musical theater and television, where he has appeared with such stars as Burt Lancaster, Bob Hope, Andy Williams and Sara Vaughn, and he appeared frequently on the “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” television show on PBS. He has been a principal dancer and choreographer with the Jazz Tap Ensemble since 1986 and has received acclaim in the U.S. and abroad touring with the company. Mr. Weber is one of the few tap dancers in the world currently performing Morton Gould’s “Tap Dance Concerto.” He is featured in “Juba! Masters of Percussive Dance” on PBS and has starred in the award-winning German short film “Zwei Im Frack,” which premiered on the German television program “ARTE” in May of 2001 and is still shown throughout Germany. Sam was the first tap dancer to receive New York’s “Bessie” award, presented in recognition of outstanding creative achievement and is the recent recipient of the Legacy Award from the Third Coast Rhythm Project, the Giant Steps Award from the San Francisco Tap Festival and the Juba Award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project.
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