Tap Dance | Program Director

Dormeshia is a two-time Bessie Award winner (as a performer and choreographer), a Princess Grace Award winner, and an Astaire Award winner for Best Female Performer in Broadway’s After Midnight. Additional Broadway credits include Black and Blue and Bring In Da’Noise, Bring In Da’Funk. Sumbry-Edwards was integral to Noise/Funk’s International Tour (dance captain/principal) and performed as special guest at International Jazz Day featuring the legendary Al Jarreau and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Choreography credits include Michael Jackson’s Rock My World, The Blues Project (co-choreographer/creator), and Jacob’s Pillow debut of And Still You Must Swing (creator/co-choreographer), The New York Times’ “The Best of Dance for 2016”. With over 30 years touring the world, she also spent 11 years as Michael Jackson’s tap instructor. Dormeshia was the recipient of the 2021 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.

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