Tap Program Faculty
2012 School Programs
Ray Hesselink is a Director/Choreographer living and working in New YorkCity. Hesselink has presented choreography at various festivals and venues around New York City, most recently at the New York Musical Theater Festival and Tap City. As a performer, Hesselink originated the role of "Mr. Happy" in Derick K. Grant's Imagine Tap! As a dance instructor, he trains the children currently performing in Broadway's Billy Elliot: The Musical and is featured in the documentary Finding Billy. Hesselink is on staff at The Juilliard School, Broadway Dance Center, and STEPS on Broadway in New York City. Hesselink holds a B.A. from the School of Theater at the University of California, Los Angeles.