Assistant to Dianne Walker • June 25-July 8
2012 School Programs
Lia Spirka, has performed with Tap Overload for over seven years in SouthernCalifornia. She was a performer with Taps, Ltd. and DanzAlegria, and her choreography has been featured by the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance and the Orange Coast College Dance Department. A long time student of Dianne Walker, she works in collaboration with Dianne Walker focusing on teaching and sharing the choreography of Leon Collins. In addition, Spirka has performed under the direction of Brenda Bufalino in tributes to the American Tap Dance Orchestra, Honi Coles, Bill Robinson, and Ernest "Brownie" Brown at The Duke on 42nd Street Theater. She has studied extensively with many other tap masters, including Linda Sohl-Ellison. Spirka received the Rhapsody In Taps 2002-2004 Tap Legacy Awards. She moved to New York City in 2009, where she currently works at New York University.